(Picture of My dad, my brother and me)
Dear Dad –
I never knew a day like today would ever come in a million years – yet it came so soon. Just last week Sunny and I put you in the car and drove you to Taco Bell. You loved Taco Bell. We had the windows open and your favorite music loud, just like you wanted. You ordered your favorite Chicken Burrito and then when we came home you ate and we gave you a bath. We also cut your hair and shaved your beard and you loved it!
Since last year in May when this whole nightmare started I never saw you without a smile on your beautiful face, I knew you were terrified inside yet you would never let anyone see it. You are a badshaa and a king in not only my eyes but in the eyes of many.
You would always want Kenny and I to come visit you with the kids so you could see your grandchildren. You loved those babies and they loved you. They were always so excited to see their Papu.
You had the most open heart of anyone I knew. You could have had only change in your pocket but you were always giving it all away – even to people you never knew. You never let Sunny, mom or I ever feel as though we were deprived of anything. You were like a magician; any of our wishes was your command. You always told us to enjoy life and to never worry. Even when you were worrying in your heart you hid it so well that we never felt any worries.
Dad – I promise that I will never forget all the things you have done for me, you raised me to be a responsible person, to love life, to love my kids and husband to be educated and to always respect everyone. You also taught me how to drive, helped me with college, gave me away at my wedding and were always the best father ever. I know I could always call you and tell you anything and you would listen and make it all better. You saying “Its OK Beta – don’t worry – these things happen” and then laugh about it, always made even the worst problems all of sudden all right and disappear.
I want you to know you left us as a king and we all will always remember you as a person who was on top of the world. You came to this country with only pennies in your pocket and with those pennies you made millions. You earned the respect of the whole community and everyone loved you so much. Everyone will miss you – especially your little girl.
Love you dad forever and ever – you are always in my heart and there wont be one day that I wont think of you. Kisses and Hugs forever.