Sunday, April 29, 2012

A farewell to a friend : Ms Gayatri Kharel (1969-2012)

Gayatri was associated with our NGO right from its inception in 2007 and was an executive member of STH.

Ms Gayatri Kharel completed her Masters in Civil Engineering from University of South Carolina, USA and  worked as a research assistant at the University of South Carolina and as Assistant Bridge Seismic Engineer with the South Carolina Department of Transportation USA.
After returning to India she worked as a Structural Consultant in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Siliguri and Sikkim. She was also a member of Structural Engineers Forum, Indian Institution of Valuers and the Rotary Club of Kalimpong.

She was diagnosed with cancer last winter and underwent an operation in Delhi after which she was undergoing chemotherapy in Siliguri since then. She died on 27Apr2012 of complications during her treatment.

SaveTheHills will always remember Gayatri for her gentleness, her quiet presence and willingness to be a part of all our activities.
She leaves behind her husband Ajit and two young sons.
R.I.P Gayatri, we will miss you.

Praful Rao

3 comments:

Subash Chhetri said...

Oh god it's a real shock. But how come it is possible? I pray and express my deep condolence to her husband, parents & family. She was not just a engineer but a role model to students like me. Let her sole rest with peace in heaven.

Sanjay Kharel Trekking said...
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Sanjay Kharel Trekking said...

Our Dearest Bahini Gayatri,
We miss you all the time. How the God could be so cruel to snatch you away from us. You were the soul and heart of our life. Each day never passes by without shedding drops of tears and each passing day makes the wound deeper and deeper. How could you leave us so shattered and devastated. Bahini, we miss you and we pray to God to give us another life where we can be together for a longer time and I could be able to take care of you forever. Bahini, I miss you a lot. Come to my dreams and guide me. Please make your friends and well wishers come forward to make your dream project at East Main Road, Kalimpong come true.

Chhabu Dada.
Your dream "Hotel Blue Ridge"
Kalimpong.