Major Akshay Girish: Son, Hero, Martyr

We made the most significant trip of our lives this week. Before starting and on our way to Akshay’s 'Karma Bhoomi', our minds and hearts were filled with a hundred different thoughts, questions and emotions. What we experienced there is so hard to put into words. For Sangeeta, it was Akshay’s divine presence, long conversations … Continue reading Major Akshay Girish: Son, Hero, Martyr

Major Akshay Girish: Son, Hero, Martyr

The past week has been an introspective one- coming to terms with ‘we will never see Akshay again in this lifetime’ is not easy, despite trying to use logic, wisdom and spirituality. Naina, our little one, is becoming much more vocal in her demands for ‘I want my papa....mere papa.’ Not wanting to tell her … Continue reading Major Akshay Girish: Son, Hero, Martyr

Major Akshay Girish: Son, Hero, Martyr

This week has been even more difficult. The luggage truck arrived from Nagrota- all things big and small that Akshay and Sangeeta, with so much love and pleasure, had put together over the last five and half years- for ‘their home’. His favorite car with a book and the songs he loved still playing inside, … Continue reading Major Akshay Girish: Son, Hero, Martyr

Major Akshay Girish: Son Hero, Martyr

Life is so strange. We are grieving, yet filled with pride. The magnetic power of Akshay continues to bring us closer to each other as a family, and also to all of you, reaching out with concern and expressing solidarity with us. Receiving a letter addressed to her ‘martyred brothers’, 14 year old Vidhi Jadhav … Continue reading Major Akshay Girish: Son Hero, Martyr

One Month After…..in Akshay’s World of Words

In a few hours from now, exactly a month ago, our world came crashing down. Its been the darkest period in our lives and we’ve been through the emotional wringer with our thoughts, tears, fears and despair. How does one stop hoping?! For that cheery phone call….., or the sudden ‘surprise visit’………the tight bear hug…… … Continue reading One Month After…..in Akshay’s World of Words

Tributes to the braveheart – Akshay

As I take my time to continue writing Akshay's story, must let you all know that the empathy and support we have received have overwhelmed our family. Rich tributes have poured in for our braveheart Akshay. With gratitude, I take the liberty of sharing some special tributes, which so far, haven't been posted on facebook. … Continue reading Tributes to the braveheart – Akshay