I was horrified to learn that IHM’s 19-year-old daughter Tejaswee passed away last week. Ever since IHM posted about her daughter’s illness I have been saying a little prayer for her during the day. I guess I didn’t really believe it possible for a young woman in a metro city with access to good medical care to die of dengue fever. But one thing I have learnt through hard experience is that when it is a person’s time to go, they go.

Anyway, the reason I’m posting this is to link to this incredible letter that Tejaswee wrote on her blog. It’s the kind of letter that one might hope to write to one’s own daughter, but to think that it was written by a teenager!

I guess this is my strange way of paying tribute to a young woman who I didn’t know.