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A Tribute to Our Grandfather

Shruti Barua
GUWAHATI: There are people in this world that make it a better place simply by being in it. They walk through this life leaving an imprint in the lives of all they meet. Siba Chandra Kakati, IPS (Retd), or 'kaku' as we lovingly called him passed away peacefully on January 13th, 2018, aged 92 years, in his residence Zoo Narengi Road, Guwahati. The youngest of four children of Late Durlabh Chandra Kakati, a popular and senior officer of British India Eastern Railways during the british days, was brilliant in his studies and passed out from Raha High School and graduated with flying colours and distinction from Cotton College, Guwahati.

Being successful in all competitive examinations, he joined in the First Post-Independence Assam Police Service in 1948-49 and later in Indian Police Service to finally retire as the First Director of Police, State Fire Services, Assam. Kaku was also interested in farming and gardening. He also used to give radio talk shows in All India Radio. Losing his wife, 42 years ago he brought his five children with utmost care and discipline. All of them being successful senior officers he was always proud of their achievements.

He was very fond of his grandchildren and was the binding force which kept the family together. The life of every party, love, laughter and happiness resonated whenever he was present in the room. He was a true gentleman. A man of integrity, who lived his life to the fullest. Most importantly, he was humble, kind, generous and treated people with love and respect. On the occasion of his 'Adhya Shraddha ' we remember him with love, affection and prayers.

"You never said I'm leaving,
You never said goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it,
And only god knows why.

A million times I've needed you,
A million times I've cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I hold you still,
In my heart I hold a place,
That only you can fill."

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