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Sheela Sant

August 1, 1928May 27, 2019

Sheela Sant was born on August 1, 1928 and passed away on May 27, 2019.

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Dr. Sudhakar Tanksale

June 7, 2019

We come from the town of Koregaon! Same town where my maternal grandparents hailed from.

My grandparents, the Deore family, had a huge house but a busy and fully occupied household. As children, we visited my maternal grandparent’s home daily, before and after school. During our brief stop there, all the maternal aunts and uncles were always available and ready to chat with us or give us water.

In the later and recent times, during the summer break, my maternal aunts would visit Koregaon and we longed to see all of them but my favorite were Malati Maushi and Sindhu Maushi. I felt very close to them both and liked being around them.

Growing up as a child, as I recall, our household had a playful, comfortable and a free atmosphere. At the time of my mother’s several deliveries, all my aunts would come stay with us. Some of my younger aunts and my elder brothers were co-age. My aunts would come help my mom with her household chores, bathe us, look after us in our sickness and stay up at nights caring for us. And they did all of this lovingly and wholeheartedly. We grew up in their shadows and under their loving care. We were raised in their arms and laps, enjoying the same warmth and love showered by my mother. Therefore, rightly proving this Marathi adage to be true – “It may be OK to lose a mom, but never OK to lose a maternal aunt”

Our last surviving aunt has left this world to the heavens above. A sincere and heartfelt tribute to her. She will be missed!!

Dr. Sudahakar Tanksale

HEMANT SANT

June 2, 2019

Its hard to believe that Kaku is no more. My memories stretch from the time i was a toddler, as we were a joint family, and she always called me her son , right upto the time i met her last Her eversmiling and positive outlook will stay with me forever. I always admired how she took everything in her stride and fiercely independant attitude amazed me at all times. I remember when she had a pacemaker installed, everyone was tense , but for her it was just another day!! . My mothers face used to light up whenever she learned that kaku was in pune and the two of them spent at least one whole day together , chatting away to glory , and kaku used to fondly remember times at shivajipark very fondly
kaku , we will surely miss you

Nanda Kulkarni

May 31, 2019

Arun Sapre

May 31, 2019

Every beginning has an end. Yet, passing away of a close one is always painful, howsoever inevitable it might have been. All said and done, age conquers everybody.

Coming from a small place, keeping higher aspirations and putting in all efforts is a rare quality. Her unflinching affection for her daughters was quite visible. Her attachment to grandchildren was undoubtedly strong. Her contribution to their growth during childhood is indeed of a high order. A real homemaker. This could be attributed to her disciplined life and dedication to family.

She lived a good healthy life. She had a strong will power to live. She could live a long life, for which credit is also due to her daughters. Her soft speaking ability was commendable. Perhaps she never raised her voice, a rare quality that keeps one at peace. It is a lesson worth emulating by everyone.

Let us wish and pray for peace to her soul. My sincere tributes.

Arun Sapre
31.05.2019

Alka Khopkar

May 31, 2019

Darling Sindhu Atya, How we all adored you growing up - everyone’s favourite Aunt! You made each one of us feel so special - I’m pretty sure we all thought that we were the favourite niece/nephew. I remember lining up in Koregaon with all the other cousins waiting for you to give us a bath - a job you seemed to take on so joyfully! And visiting you regularly in Mumbai when I went to college there. And you found me the market research job in Unilever where you took me under your wings. I’m sure no one has ever seen you angry or in a bad mood - the ever smiling good humoured aunt whom we could bring our problems to and confide in! You truly were everyone’s favourite Deore! I’m so happy that both my daughters got to meet my favourite aunt!
I have to share the most recent photo I have of you and Aai - she was so excited to spend some time with you. She shared so many stories of her early years of marriage when you were just a teenager and spent some time with them. She truly loved you!
Love you so much!!

Sheetal Joshi

May 31, 2019

This is Meena for my dearest "Aatya"...paternal aunt. I have tremedously fond memories of her from yester years. I can not forget her singing a famous Hindi song..Sochatha kya...when the huge Deore clan...all brothers, sisters ,cousins and their children, went to our ancestral home at Koregaon...a small town in Maharashtra...for summer vacations. Me and my elder brother would I sister on her singing this song everyday !!! And with her lovely smile called the perfect Colgate smile..would oblige. She had the most perfect natural set of teeth.God is amazing making such a lovely woman in every respect ! But where did his goodness hide while making me ...🤪. Whenever we visited her , she made us feel so special.We both shared a small stint working for Bru Coffe. The work was hard. I ran away. But Aatya never gave up. She worked so hard that she even got promotions !!! I wish I had her tenacity. She said with her infectious smile...its all for my girls!!! What a loving and caring person. So soft spoken, so loving and so caring . I am blessed to be her
Favourite niece . I love you Aatya !! And I miss you. You have gone and joined your dear Nana and Inna ..my dear parents!!! May you all rest in peace.!!! ❤💖

Sohrab Andaz

May 30, 2019

Dear Grandma,

You will be sorely missed. Your beautiful spirit and boundless energy are something we've all been extremely blessed by. You've made so many things possible for your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren because you sacrificed and tirelessly cared for others. Whether it was nurturing Natasha and me, helping mom and dad through their residency, or even taking Kevin for a walk, you made sure we were all cared for before thinking of yourself. You've taught me so much over the years, I cannot begin to summarize my gratitude. Every day, I try and embody your spirit, and I hope little by little at the end of my life, I'll have accomplished a fraction of what you have. We all love and miss you immensely,

-Sohrab Andaz

Rewa Sapre

May 30, 2019

I will always remember you in my heart. you were the best. But now that you are gone i will miss you a lot. I will miss you so much.thank you for all the good times with you.
Love Rewa

Pratibha Sapre

May 30, 2019

My dearest Aaee, I have so many fond memories of you, it is difficult to select and pen down a few.
You were born in a simple family in a small village called Koregaon. By sheer hard work and against much odds you completed your education after your marriage. You and pappa had ambitious goals for your three daughters, devoted your entire lives giving us the best.
We will always remember the hard work and sacrifices you made to make us successful.
You were always loving, content and saw the brighter side of things no matter what the odds and taught us to do the same .
You showered love and affection on all your grandchildren and great grandchildren.
We will miss you and life without you will be difficult but we will derive strength from your memories.
Thank you Aaee, we will love and remember you forever.

Sunita Badgujar

May 30, 2019

We met Aaji when she visited Aishvarya and Gautam! She was always smiling and very proud of her daughters. She loved being a great-grandmother to Rewa and Vedant, who adored her! She had lovely memories of Mumbai which she would talk about when ever we met. RIP Aaji! We will miss you at get togethers at Aishvarya.