Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|My Father, about his wife|| |
"That Blog was About Me!"
My blog entry about my mother brought tears to eyes of many mothers, because they felt that
it was true about themselves, or their own mothers.
I really don't know what to say.
But to substantiate my point (that she made my father), I dug up a
letter my dad wrote to me on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary.
Excerpted and translated from a letter my father wrote to me on February 10,
I believe that I must have performed incredible charitable work (punya)
in my previous births to have a wife like Jyotsna. She never stopped growing
intellectually since our marriage, and has been instrumental in
development of my hobbies and outlook. While I consider obtaining the doctorate was my own achievement,
the fruits of my fame as a writer and a photographer entirely belong to your mother.
Every human needs a catalyst or a mentor to recognize and unleash the
creativity embedded in him, and I have been lucky to have Amma by my side. In
the last twenty-five years, every published work of mine has been reviewed and
copy-edited by her in addition to preparing press copies. Had Jyotsna been not
supportive or interested in my work, I would have never pursued them to the
extent that I did.
For a top executive at the All India Radio to identify herself as a wife of
a mere photographer is no small thing in our society, but she has understood
and supported my Scientific Photo business for the last twenty years. Can you
imagine my life if I had married someone whose measure of success was the
paycheck of her husband ?!
Two is a Team
Kamat Letters Archive -- Table of Contents
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Tuesday, January 28, 2003|
Last Modified: 3/2/2003
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