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A Tragic Announcement from Maureen
“We have been through difficult times at HOPE over the years, this is the absolute worst of them. On Sunday 11th October, in complete shock and devastation, we announced the untimely and sudden death of our beloved Geeta Venkadakrishnan. There will never be anyone like Geeta, this loss is almost impossible for us to put into words. She was the most special of human beings. Our hearts are absolutely breaking as we write this.
Geeta had been privately battling Covid 19 recently. We were respecting her request for privacy, we had been monitoring her progress while quietly praying for her speedy recovery. Up until the morning of Sunday 11th October Geeta was recovering and we were all hopeful, but as a result of a massive heart attack she tragically died that afternoon.
There are no words that can express our deep anguish and sorrow for the enormity of this tragic loss. Geeta has been a special friend to me for 21 years and a special friend to the HOPE family. To her HOPE family all over the world, many of you met her and loved her, everyone knew her big heart and will mourn her loss with us all. We are especially thinking of her beloved HOPE children who will be heartbroken.
Our deepest sympathy is with her husband Ravi and her son Harish, her family and her close friends, colleagues as they try to come to terms with such a tragic loss.”
Geeta dedicated her life to her work, her passion never wavered, she never stopped, so neither will we. We have to continue, in her memory. If you wish to honour Geeta you can donate to HOPE in her memory to help us continue her mission. Geeta, we will remember you and honour you in carrying on your work with your beloved children.
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I am speechless and feeling extremely bitter inside that no one from Hope informed me about this tragic loss and I was still messaging Geeta Di, expressing my wish to meet the children of Hope again soon!!! I can't believe this!!!! Rest in peace Geeta Di! There will be no one like you! My next visit to any Hope event will seem incomplete without you receiving me without that effervescent smile!! 🙏🙏🙏😪😪😪
My deepest condolences
You will live on through us.
these people never dies, they always remain in hearts
We are shocked and saddened to know about the sudden demise of Ms. Geetha. It is an irreparable loss to the organisation, children and her family. May her Soul Rest in Peace and may her vision be fulfilled carrying on her legacy. Our deepest condolences.
Dr. N. Paul Sunder Singh
Founder and Secretary
Karunalaya Social Service Society
Centre for Street and Working Children
The work of this amazing woman will live on in the work of the Hope Foundation. Rest In Peace, angel.
One of the best persons I came in connect with. May her soul rest in eternal bliss.
Express my deepest grief and shock for unexpected sudden death of our beloved Geeta Venkadakrishnan. I convey my sincere sympathy to the FAMILY and to all the members of Hope foundation for the great loss due to the sad demise of this kind women.
Wish her great soul may REST IN PEACE.
Rest in peace madam…..
Bablu roy.from buroshili.gopalnagar.gopalnagar.bongon.743262.
Rest in peace
my sincere sympathy to the FAMILY and all at the Hope foundation on the loss of a wonderful kind women
may Geeta REST IN PEACE
Rest in peace madam
Rest in peace madam
May Geeta rest in peace. She was a wonderful person, and her memory will live on in the continuation of the work of the Hope foundation.
In sadness. Veronica
One of the wonderful hearts taken to her heavenly abode too early by God. I am sure she is bringing a lot of joy to a lot of lives in heaven as on earth.
My prayers for the departed soul. Om Shanti
Geeta ma'am is someone who has always been very close to me. I used to work way back in 2010 as a Teacher at Hope and those were some of the best time spent there with Geeta Ma'am. This news has really been very shocking and disheartening to me. She had always been a great supporter to me and always lend a helping hand whenever I needed. Will miss her. May her soul rest in peace.
Sincere condolences for the loss of Geeta, who seems to have dedicated her life to the welfare of the children. May her soul rest in peace.
Rest in peace dear Geeta. The arms of your God will welcome you.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Don't be afraid .Tough times don't last but tough people do. You will always be reflected in our works. Be strong & the sun will shine upon us. May the almighty shower thy blessings upon you.
Geeta was a very special person and precious soul I came to know, like and respect over the past 20 years. She will be immeasurably missed by all those whose lives she touched. There were many. Steve in London
My deepest condolences, was such a great soul.
RIP great soul … many in the streets of Kolkata will remember you for ever for you have touched their life with your heart
My deepest sympathies to Geeta's family. May she rest peace.
May God put her in a special place where she will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished her!
May God forgive and accept her soul into the Garden of Eden, near the throne of whom she seeks and loved!
My sincere sympathy to Geeta's family and friends to the extended Hope family on your sad loss at this very difficult time. I understand from the messages here that her absence will be an enormous loss to the street children but her legacy will live through her work and love for humanity….and the support of the Hope Foundation .
I was due to travel with HOPE to Kolkata this month but that all changed with the arrival of Covit 19. ..
Rest in peace Geeta.
Sincere condolences on the loss of Geeta, it's a tragic loss for you her family, friends, and the Hope Foundation.
ALLAH HAS TAKEN THE STAR BACK TO SKY MAY KEEP SHINING.
It is with great sadness I have learnt of the death of Geeta Venkadakrishnan. Heaven's gate opened much too early to welcome Geeta. She was an extraordinary caring and inspiring person. Her loss immeasurable.
Deepest sympathy to husband Ravi and son Harish, as well as all her relatives. I was blessed to have met her on a few occasions on visits to Kolkata.
To her other family ,The Hope Foundation, what a loss of a deep caring heart for the children and the organisation. Those at the core of the Foundation must be heartbroken. Yet in the midst of this sadness there is so much to be grateful for in her giving. Her legacy is an inspiration for all.
God bless all.