Around 8 years back I said good bye to forums. Here I am once again breaking my promise, because I am here to share a very heart breaking news with Boddunan members. I am really emotional, feeling tears......because I never expected such a day in my life.
Our dearest and senior most member Chinmoy Mukherjee from Bengal is no more! He passed away on April 25 following a massive heart. He has been suffering from cancer for past few months. I came to know about all these details only today through facebook, sadly on his birthday (June 10), which deeply saddened me. I really wish that person got wrong information and I came back to you people with apologies.
I joined Boddunan in late November or December 2011, and since then Ceemji has been a good friend to me. We freely interacted on forum for more than one year cracking jokes, while our friends also enjoying. New members may not be aware of such entertaining sections a few years ago, and also most of us are not active here for the past few years. Suny, Kalyani, Sarala, Sasi, Ram Acharya, Ram Babu, Usha, Sanjeev, Vinod Kannan, Swetha .... Though we were only a few, I can never forget those sweet memories and bonds in my life, definitely counted among my glorious interactions of yesterdays.
Though I stopped interacting in forums in 2013, I continued communication with all old friends till now through Facebook. During Kerala Floods 2018, It was Ceemji who broke the heart breaking news of demise of our dearest Gulshanji and Ram Babu. Today I am breaking this news. I interacted with Ceemji till mid-March 2020 and just like in forum, we used to fight in FB too (Shwetha and Sasi fully co-ordinated with me to fight with Ceem during our Boddunan days).
On April 24 I just thought of interacting with him because of Covid pandemic and messaged through FB. I felt in mind, everything is not fine. His posts were also missing in FB. When I didn't get response, I texted him on April 29. I continued texting him, and also tried to contact him through our old Boddunan friends. I started feeling, All Is Not Well. Today is his birthday, and through one FB messages in his timeline, I came to know that he passed away on April 25, exactly one day after I tried to contact him through FB. Many friends are pouring birthday wishes in his timeline today.....
I think it's the deep bond we shared through words. Otherwise how could I feel disturbed about him? Yet he was also a true friend. Otherwise he would have never hidden his cancer details. If I knew this earlier, I would have really contacted him and talk over phone to hear his voice. I really missed it. Yes, everything has come to a sudden seize. But it breaks heart more than anything. Ceemji, you were so special to me and Boddunan, and your humorous and informative posts and English & philosophical sections are the best assets you left for us. We shall never forget you. You will always be missed.... No more words.....