I came to know Uncle Satti (as we fondly called Mr. Satya Pal Thakore) after I got married to Mrs Sneh Thakore’s niece, Seema. Satti uncle was a man of principles and religiously lived by the values and standards he had set for his life. For instance, he would rather, give the whole sum of money meant to be offered at the altar of a temple, to the poor boy standing at the door of the temple, waiting for his turn for the prasad. Mr. Thakore was a friend of friends and would always keep his word. He lived a an honorable life of dignity based on the basic values of fairness and honesty. At the same time, Satti Ucle had a great sense of subtle humor. For instance his captivating greetings of “Ram Ram Ji” came so spontaneously from the lips of those close to him. At the same time, whenever he met us, he would smilingly ask, Ashok, “Change Change” meaning “is everything good with you?” It is hard to convince ourselves that such a lively man with such a zest for life and adventure is no more here. However, the Lord must have some better plans for this great individual, our uncle Satti! We pray to our Lord to help Mrs Sneh Thakore and the rest of the family to bear this irreparable loss . We will truly miss our Dear Satti uncle here in this physical world.
Ram Ram Ji
May your Dad's soul Rest in Peace.
And may God you and your family all the strength
Mr Thakore along with Sneh has been an inspiration for all on how to live a happy, successful, meaningful life. His contribution to Hindi literature as inspiration behind VASUDHA JURNAL is an achievement literary circles will remember for long time.
An amazing person. His kindness and magnanimity cannot be described in words. His unconditional kindness and benevolence was extra ordinary. When we started our life / career in Toronto as newcomers, he made us feel at home. Actually their place was home to us and several like us. He was always just a call away (literally) - any question, we will find the right answer / right guidance.
He always inspired us and was ever full of positive energy. We will miss him, but true shraddhanjali will be to adopt his spirit of helping everyone unconditionally.
Minakshi-Ashutosh and family