Our dear friend is no more. I have been in touch with Guri for the
better part of today. Kalra
saaheb's last few moments in this world passed without prolonged pain
I know I speak for the RMIM family. Our prayers and support will
always be with Saroj-ji and the whole family. Their strength and
forbearance have been at once gut-wrenching and inspirational.
I would not presume to describe the depth and extent of Kalra
saaheb's knowledge and his passion for the art. That is a thesis unto
itself, and has come to be an RMIM axiom for eternity. But it went way
beyond knowledge and passion. His style was unassuming and simple. He
spontaneously exuded a brand of humility that can only come from benign
self-assuredness, total command over the subject, and true inner
strength. In our thoughts, he will always remain witty, funny, kind,
generous and altogether uplifting.
It seems difficult to have humility and majesty all in one persona.
But that, Kalra
saaheb, is how we will remember you. You have left an immortal trail of
goodwill. And you probably never truly realized the oft-healing nature
of the things you said and the things you wrote, on and off this forum.
Your extended RMIM family will continue to think and talk about you.
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