As I wrote in my last blog, I went to Mumbai, to attend the wedding of harsha’s sisters son’s wedding. It was pretty good, the hosts wonderful, they forced harsha and sita to stay in the 5 star hotel, where all the functions were held, I declined, preferring to stay with my mom. Both the sides stayed in thye same hotel, and all the functions were held there, amid great gaiety. The groom, that is harsha’s nephew, his grandfather is aged and not keeping well. He has the works, aged 90, so old age, with parkinsons, heart, diabeties, in short sick.He had 24 hour male nurses, his son and his family were with him all the time. During the wedding he was on wheelchair, and with great effort he attended it, and was cheerful, but by 10 pm, they had to take him to his room. The wedding got over on the 5th of jan, and I came back. And the old man expired day before, that is the 14th, after having his breakfast, and telling his son, that now please let me go in peace, and as he lay down, his breathing became harder and within a few minutes he was gone. The condolences being tomorrow, I am going back to Mumbai for a couple of days for that. Maybe today evening or tomm morning flight let me see. The old man held on, till the wedding got over, he had expressed his desire to see his grand son’s wedding, and as soon as it got over, his desire too got over to live. Just imagine if he had expired during the wedding, what would have happened ? all functions cancelled, so much expense already done, everything would have gone haywire. I guess he had great willpower to pull thru the functions. This reminds me of an incident of jaipur a few years back, I don’t know if I have blogged about it or not, so forgive me if I repeat myself for it is of relevance here. A very rich family was having a wedding in the family, the grandfather got sick and went into coma. They admitted him to hospital, and he was in the ICU. Well he died a day before the wedding, and there was chaos among the children. They requested the hospital to keep him there for a few days, and not to declare his death till the day after, but they were admanant, and the family had no choice to accept the body and the death certificate. Now the children were on tenderhooks, for the marriage was in full swing, guests had come from all oer the world, money spent lavishly, and now all would go waste, and they were wondering what to do, as they brought the body out of the hospital in an ambulance. Jiust then , a dear friend fo theirs had a brainwave. Right across was another private hospital, known for it s greed and unscrupulous ways. The friend ssuggested that they just admit the old man there, saying he is serious, and to give it a try, having no other choice they decided to take the chance. The told the hospital the old man is sick, and the doctor in charge checked the patient and said he is very serious, and has to be admitted in the ICU, to which the family heaved a sigh of relief, and the doc gave them some 50,000 worth of medicines to bring immediately, which they did, and off they went for the wedding. The next day and the day after again they kept asking for expensive injections, which were jappily bought , the wedding got over, and now the time came to claim the dead body , and they went to the hospital . The doctors would not let them , saying the patient is on life support, and he will die if they remove it, they said fine, take him off, but the doctors refused for they were making good money off the patient, knowing he was dead, and wanted to pull on for a few more days, so they could milk the dependents.A hospital bed is l ike a hotel bed, if it goes empty it is a dead loss literally. Now the family members had nothing to lose, they told the doctors in no uncertain terms they want to take the patient home, there was a tussle, and finally they went to see the hospital boss, who too was uncooperative. Now they played their trunp card, and showed the owner the death certificate issued by the other hospital, and said , we will report this in the papers, that u are unscrupulous, and that u have taken medicines for a dead body, etc etc, and we will see that u are behind bars. Well the owner got scared, and it seemed these guys had spent 5 lakhs on the medicines for the dead body, and a settlement was reached at around 15 lakhs or so, and the matter buried and forgotton. So good the old man in our case pulled on thru his will power, and made sure everything went smooth, and when he felt the tike was right he let himself go to the other world. God bless his soul. KAMAL MAHTANI Sex is the only game in this world, that is never abandoned due to bad light !!! Steve jobs is now working with God to make an I Wife Slim design, beauty with brains, and most important, with a MUTE button Booking is already full till 2020 !!! Teacher – Give me one example of a business closing down due to the carelessness of the owner ? Student - Maam, a pregnant prostitute !!! Wife – Doctor, my husband talks in his sleep, please tell me what to do Doctor – All this will stop, if u kinly let him speak when he is awake !!! It is time to celebrate and do something in the new year, and to take care of our health. Here are my suggestions. 1) I will walk – to the PUB (exercise) 2) Will put lime in my VODKA ( Vitamin C) 3) Will have vegetables in my BLODDY MARY (VEGETABLES) 4) Will drink on the patio ( Fresh Air) 5) Will tell raunchy joikes and laugh ( release STRESS)and then I pass out (REST) The way I see it , a shot in the glass is better than a shot in the ASS. Have a healthy 2012, I have already started, when will u start !!!!!!!