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Riverside Memorial Chapel

180 West 76th Street, New York, NY

OBITUARY

Krishna B Vaid

July 27, 1927February 6, 2020

I hear a note of moaning in my voice. I don’t want to waste the rest of my life in moans. I want to breathe my last, not moaning or screaming, but laughing, absurdly, so that, if anyone should care to recall my last face after I’m gone, he should see a toothless old child, his eyes closed, his mouth open—emitting light. Obviously I am recalling some picture seen centuries ago. Anyway. I have another great desire—I want to be rid of this awful word: anyway.

"None Other" by Krishna Baldev Vaid Translated from the Hindi "Doosra Na Koi" by the author

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, February 7, 2020

Memories

Krishna B Vaid

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Magdalene Chalikia

February 11, 2020

Dear Jyotsna, Rachna, Urvashi, and the rest of the family,
It is with great sadness that I received the news of KB's passing. I will always cherish the hospitality of both your parents when I visited (in Potsdam) several times while in graduate school. Thinking of those visits always brings a smile to my face. Later on, on my first trip to India my husband and I had the opportunity to spend an entire day with Champa and KB, having lunch, visiting some sites and going to an art exhibit. They always made us feel at home. As sad as it is to lose them, it is the memories of the experiences with them that will keep them alive in our hearts. I hope that such memories will help ease the pain of the loss.

Manish Pushkale

February 9, 2020

Dear Rachna, Jyotsna, Urvashi Didi, Inspite of knowing the realities and the facts of life, I am still in deep shock and searching vaid Sahab everywhere and in everything..i am unable to decode his new address. I know that he always will remain in me, but I am not getting my own self since after the news....i am a courageless individual for a while to call you... 🙏
Manish

annie montaut

February 9, 2020

doosra na koi (dost)
doosra na koi (lekhak)
doosra na koi (manushya)
the faithful friend in hard times, the witty friend in great times, the truth loving man in all times, the utterly human human being, always beaming with intelligence and generosity

Srivi Ramasubramanian

February 8, 2020

Dear Jyotsna, Alok, Alka, and the entire Vaid family,

We join you today in celebrating Vaid Uncle. We didn't get to know him much and that was our loss.

I will always remember his wit, dry humor, and brilliance. Here is a small story. When he was talking about his interactions with Ramanujan, I (foolishly) asked he meant Ramanujan the mathematician or the writer. He quipped, "The writer, of course. I am old but not that old." And we both laughed.

We were very honored that he came home last year for Deepavali celebrations at our home. I know he prefers to avoid social gatherings; so it was a special memory for us.

Uncle and Aunty leave behind a rich legacy of love and art, that you all also embody. I wish I could have sung at this service. It would likely have been Vaishnava Janato.

Warm hugs and love,

Srivi with Gautam and Sankalp

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY