You Can Say That I Used To Live There Most Of The Time

Kumar Vishal

March 1st, 2015 / 9:30 PM

“When I was just 4 months old, my family and I moved into the house next to Mrs. Iyer. As I grew older, I would come back from school and rush to her house…you can say that I used to live there most of the time. My friends and I would call her ‘biscuit mummy’ because she would make us sing 2 or 3 songs before spoiling us with biscuits. I lost my mother early on, but Mrs. Iyer never let me feel that loss. Her daughter and I grew up like family, and when her grandson refused to study –I used to teach him; infact I was the one who collected his 10th board result. When he suddenly passed away in a car crash at 27, I felt like I had lost my little brother.
A few years later, my brother and I wanted to start out own business and were falling short of 2 lakh Rupees. Our own family – my mother’s brothers who are so well off refused to give us a loan of even 50,000. That’s when Mrs. Iyer and her daughter called me and said that after the death of her grandson, the company he worked for paid them a huge amount as compensation — and that I should take whatever I need from that money. I had tears in my eyes, because I knew then that family isn’t always about blood relations. In every sense, Mrs. Iyer has been my mother; my family and I miss her every single day.”

Via- Humans of Bombay


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

AAP MLAs Lokayukta

50 AAP MLAs Refuse To Declare Assets To Lokayukta, Say There Is No Law Prescribing It

Section 377 Story

My Story: “I Still Can’t Say That I Feel Free To Live With My Partner Or That I Feel Equal”

Supreme Court LG Delhi Garbage

“You Say ‘I Am Superman’, But You Don’t Do Anything,” SC Trashes L-G Over Delhi’s Garbage

Did You Know That Every Time You Shop, You Stand A Chance To Change An Underprivileged Child’s Life?

US Federal Court Asks For Proof That The World’s Most Used Pesticide Is Safe

My Story: Most Of Us Moved To India Before Partition; We Used To Survive Just On A Bottle Of Water And A Few Biscuits

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Plastic Ban: A Patchwork Of Good Intentions And Half-Hearted Implementation

Exclusive

Suspended Civil Servant Files Complaint After Twitter Trolls Issue Rape Threats To Wife

News

After India Bans PSL, Pakistan Stops Broadcast Of IPL Across Nation

News

Citing Increase In Drunk Driving Cases, Mizoram To Become Dry State From April 1

News

WB: Hunger Strike By School Service Commission Aspirants Enters 4th Week; Several Admitted To Hospital After Falling Sick

Legal

“It Is Cold-Blooded Murder,” Says Father Of J&K Principal Who Was “Killed” In Police Custody

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.