It feels very strange when you are told to write a few wards about your parents in this special edition of “Koonj” magazine which is in honour of Mr. Thakur Chawla and Mrs. Paru Chawla. Mr Hari Motwani has been a family friend for more that 50 years and has felt the need to honour this unique couple in the latest issue of “Koonj” as he knows and understands them and their contributions to the Sindhi community, Sindhi language, literature and culture. No amount of words are enough to write on your parents but all the same as we have got this opportunity to express ourselves on the work, life and love of our parents we will surely make a sincere attempt and hope we do good justice to it.
Mummy and Dada are poles apart and always agree to disagree so much so that we wonder how they can accomplish so much work together and focus on their goal i.e. saving our culture and language. They are different from each other in their thinking, nature, likes, dislikes,tastes, sense of dressing, style of working and writing. Probably in this unique way they compliment each other. Mummy is the strongest emotional support system of our entire family – be it maternal or paternal and she has successfully played so many roles of a daughter, sister, mother, wife, daughter-in-law, aunt, mother-in-law, grandmother. But above all she is the anchor of Dada’s life. She is multifaceted personality and a women of principles and will never compromise on them. She owns the most generous heart, unbelievable vision and foresight and with her selfless and unconditional love has gifted us with the most valuable gifts of love and life. It is an unsolved mystery how she manages to balance her commitments, social service, singing, reading, writing, research, compiling, working long and late hours with lending support, time, devotion, dedication to all the family affairs, budgeting, education of children, grandchildren, poor and needy. Her willingness to share knowledge is unmatched She is a true saint!! (misunderstood due to her bluntness). On the other hand Dada is modern in his thinking, market savvy, very innovative and dresses according to the latest trend. He is well read and keeps himself updated on all that is happening in every nook and corner of the world. He is totally dependant on mummy in all aspects but is fully bankable to everyone. He adores his family and all his children and grandchildren mean the world to him. He is a man of few words but always keeps up to his word and never hurts anyone intentionally. His honesty, integrity and humility are remarkable and have earned him good will everywhere. Love for music, Sindhi culture and Sindhi language bind them together and they have devoted their lives to save these treasures. Mummy and Dada keep up the good work. We are with you and we love you the way you two are!!