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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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"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. Mumble, mumble.

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, 1991

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 ?!

Complete Letter

Links:
• 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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