You Are My Hero, Papa! Infinite Love.

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My Beloved Papa. My Darling.

Today I thought of dedicating my evening in your honour. Wait a second. I have been toying with words since morning to extract my deepest thoughts for you; to actually tell you that how much you mean to me. So read it slowly. Please don’t worry – I will not be bombarding you with legal terminologies here. We’ll leave that part of the share in the office, aha! Just a simple tribute wrapped with a loving admiration.

My Handsome Papa. Picture taken in India. Some 18-19 years ago, I think.
My Handsome Papa. Picture taken in India. Some 18-19 years ago, I think.
I want to go back to childhood again. I was a year old here.
I want to go back to childhood again. I was a year old here.
This one is too precious. You and Pita ji (grandpa) are both helping me to cut the cake on my first birthday.
This one is too precious. You and Pita ji (grandpa) are both helping me to cut the cake on my first birthday.
And here we are almost the same in height. He he -  I was lifting my ankles up actually.
And here we are almost the same in height. He he - I was lifting my ankles up actually.

You know, as I was going through the childhood album today, I was taken back to some of the most treasured memories. I… I was smiling, and at the same time, these delicate emotions were decorating my eyes. But it’s natural, isn’t it? So I picked up my pen and diary, and continued my journey for Truth, Reverence, Unconditional Love, and Love… and Love. Yes, it’s true that when I look into your eyes, I see only Love and care for all of us. I know and understand that it’s a very responsible job being a Father, and yet you carry out your karmas and dharmas (acts and good deeds) with such grace and simplicity that I have no explanation for. You wear the crown of intelligence and dignified elegance in the most exceptional way. I feel very proud of you, not because you are a brilliant Lawyer, but because you are a great human being. Your magnanimous nature… your smile when you come home from the office with your arms wide open for me to embrace… your love towards your elders and the younger ones… everything is beyond my admiration.

Do you remember something? Today Mummy told me that when I was ten months old, and was learning to walk, I fell thirty-eight times. She counted. But you... you never lost your patience and faith in me, and each and every time you came and said, “Come on, my doll! Get up! You can do it!” And when I got up the thirty-ninth time on my own feet, I slowly, very slowly began to walk. And then I looked back at you and smiled. Oh, you jumped with an inexplicable delight and came and hugged me while getting down on your knees. Then you cheerfully, very cheerfully lifted me up with both of your arms and said, “My Surabhi! My Surabhi!” Remember? Of course you do. I fail to recollect my 10-month-old memory, but I can paint this loving encouragement on the canvas of my mind, right now, as I am penning down these unforgettable moments. Look, I am smiling.

Kauras' Legacy

Papa and I in the office, and Pita ji in the background photo. 2015
Papa and I in the office, and Pita ji in the background photo. 2015

Lovely...

Papa and Mummy, you both are my sweethearts.
Papa and Mummy, you both are my sweethearts.
My love birds :)
My love birds :)
My Hero, my Papa.
My Hero, my Papa.

Papa, you are the King of my Heart. You are my Hero! Even these three words of ‘I Love you’ cannot compare my staunch Love and Respect for you. The sun rises in the morning for people, but for me… for me, it’s seeing your glowing face while kissing you on the forehead and wishing you a good morning. You know, Papa, I don’t show, but I care a lot about your health these days. Even a little sneeze concerns me. You mean the world to me. I am nothing without you… nothing. Whatever I am today, it’s all because of you and Mummy.

You have brought me to this beautiful world. You have held my hand; my tiny fingers to enable me to walk on my own. You have carried me with your strong arms like a warrior (even though I was so chubby and heavy – he he). You have never brought tears to my eyes. You have always fulfilled my wishes and desires without looking in your wallet. I remember our tough times and good times. You are brilliantly courageous. You always cheer me up when I am feeling blue. You always give me advice for my benefit. You never get tired of my tantrums, do you? You once asked me about the kind of person I’d marry. My answer is that he has to be just like you – exceptionally affectionate and intelligent. You are full of love. You always have time for us despite your busy workload. You always make sure to keep the family above than anything else. How I appreciate your concern toward us, my Darling. Don’t you ever get tired? I know you do, but you don’t express it properly. So I always make sure to keep a jar of coconut oil at home… to give you a nice head massage (just like Mummy gives me when I’m tired). I understand you, my Hero. I completely understand you.

As you know, I am going to start a new journey this September in the post-grad program. I know it would be a new career for me, a new environment, new people, and a new chapter of life. But I want you to know that I will always remember that guidance that you gave to a 10-month-old Surabhi. Always remain with me in tough and happy times. You have no idea how much strength you give me with your remarkable guidance and with your unconditional love.

Papa, I love you very much. I will always keep your head high with pride. Seasons change… promises change… time changes… friends change… colours change... but you never change. You always stay like my Loving-Rambo, okay? Aha! Kisses and Hugs.

I have graced this letter with some pictures of us. Sweet memories. I wanted to give you a surprise, Papa. I hope that you’re probably reading this by now in the office with your “Double-double coffee.” Am I not right? (Smile).

Infinite Love,

Surabhi Kaura

You are my Life, Papa. Love you very, very much.

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Venkatachari M 4 months ago from Hyderabad, India

What a beautiful love and affection towards your father. It is a tremendous dedication and offering to him. I can't find suitable words to expression my feelings. Your father and mother will be much proud of you. It is simply an awesome hub. My blessings.


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word55 4 months ago from Chicago

Once again, your father is excelled by the beauty of your heart and words. It seems, your father has guided and brought you up the way you should go according to the scriptures. Great, creative writing here.


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shprd74 4 months ago from Bangalore

Beautiful loving letter surabhi. Your papa must be proud of you too. You are a great daughter to him. God bless.

- hari


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Jodah 4 months ago from Queensland Australia

What a beautiful and loving tribute to your Papa, Surabhi. If my daughter wrote such a thing to me I would be touched deeply. I am sure both of your parents are very proud of you. Well done.


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Venkatachari ji,

Thank you. Papa loved it! What else do I want? I wish you a great start of the week. God bless you too.


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hello Al. Thank you for visiting. Good to hear from you. Yes, he is my Light and my strength. I thank you so much. Blessings.


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thanks, Hari Bhaiya. Our bonding is so sweet. Papa tells me that, in my childhood, I could never see him away from my eyes (even for a minute). Lol.

I am so glad that we’re going on a vacation this second week of August for a month. Out of Canada. A father-daughter time! These precious moments never come back.

You’re a great father to Arjun. God bless your love.


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hi Jodah,

You are feeling the love because you are a loving Soul. I am sure you are a wonderful father to your children. I thank you for gracing this special hub with your presence. Thank you so much, my Dear.


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Tarunponders 4 months ago from Roorkee, India

Hi Surabhi,

Its always a pleasure to read what you write. Your works depict a fullness of words, a fullness of life and a fullness of everything. Every piece that you share with us here has your heart and soul put into it. Thanks for sharing all this with us. I sometimes envy you but always pray that you become on this world's stage what you rightfully deserve to be.


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MarleneB 4 months ago from Northern California, USA

This is a love letter your papa will cherish and remember forever. It's absolutely beautiful.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london

Yes, indeed!! The other half of the double and class act. Some of us never had this. Such a beautiful thing to have a loving father, supported by a mother of sacrifice, like Kunti and Yudhisthira.

Some elegant pics. Your mother always reminds me of a true romantic, perhaps that's where you got that side from. Or is it Bollywood? Bollywood, I think. Dilip Kumar and Vayajanthimala,

All in all, a most wonderful and deserving Hub. Jai Ram!!


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois

This one found a tear as I read your loving words. You are so very blessed and I am happy for you. Thank you for sharing personal pictures. It is good for our community of writers who love each other..


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hi Tarun,

It’s good to hear from you. It's kind of you to say so. I have read your writings, and you should be proud of yourself. You write very well. I appreciate the compliments. Thank you. Have a great week ahead. Om Shanti.


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hi Marlene,

I thank you so much for your lovely remark. Love and Peace.


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, my Dear Manatita. So glad to read your gracious comment. Ha ha – what do you think? Fine, I’ll tell you. It comes from Bollywood (smile). Much Love.


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Ruby... thank you so much. You are so kind. I am glad that you came and read. Blessings, deary.


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aviannovice 3 months ago from Stillwater, OK

This was absolutely bright and beautiful. It is most apparent that you have a great love and respect for your family. You make my heart smile, for you are one of those people that would be so easy to connect with, for your grace and love are insurmountable. Your parents raised you well.


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Surabhi Kaura 3 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Dear, Deb. Thank you for your gracious sentiments. It always makes me smile to read comments from my loving people. I appreciate it from the bottom of my Heart. You see, we have connected here :) Loving family! I wish you much joy and peace this weekend. I hope that the photography is going well. All my Love to you.


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Vellur 2 months ago from Dubai

A beautiful letter and each word shine with the love you have for your dad. A great tribute for your dad, your dad must be so proud of you.


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Surabhi Kaura 2 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

So sorry for the late reply, Nithya. Not a frequent user of HubPages these days, my Dear. Studies… volunteer work… lots going on. But I am glad that you came and read this endearing page of my life. Thank you… thank you so much. God bless you.

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