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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Parichita Ghosh

Rest in peace madam…..

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Bablu roy

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pooja shaw

Rest in peace

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aine

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

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A.RAVI

Rest in peace madam

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Adity Roy Chowdhury

Rest in peace madam

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Veronica Campbell

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

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Arijit Kumar Gupta

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

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Piyali Chakrabarti

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.

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Probal DasGupta

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.

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Helen connolly

Rest in peace dear Geeta. The arms of your God will welcome you.

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Shobhit kumar mishra

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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AMMAAR AHMED

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.

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Steven Derby

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

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Kausik Das

My deepest condolences, was such a great soul.

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Arjun

RIP great soul … many in the streets of Kolkata will remember you for ever for you have touched their life with your heart

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Noreen Dorgan

My deepest sympathies to Geeta's family. May she rest peace.

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Debasmita Ghosh

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!

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Pauline O'Brien

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.

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Jennifer Browne Llewellyn

Sincere condolences on the loss of Geeta, it's a tragic loss for you her family, friends, and the Hope Foundation.

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MANJUR ELAHI MULLICK

ALLAH HAS TAKEN THE STAR BACK TO SKY MAY KEEP SHINING.

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Patrick Meaney

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.

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Ananda Valli Menon

Geeta di, you were a pillar of strength to thousands of lives whom you touched and changed. I came to your association since the year 2007. You guided me on many pretext. Your sudden demise came shock to me. Its an unbearable vaccum which can never have any replacement. May your family gain immense strength. I also pray may your beautiful soul rest in peace.

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Amit Gupta

Geeta going away is a massive setback to the humanitarian work that takes place in Kolkata and other parts of the country by the Hope Kolkata Foundation. It’s hard to imagine how her friends, colleagues ans esp. the children at Hope Kolkata will cope with this loss. My condolences to everyone at Hope Kolkata Foundation and her family and friends.

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Maura

So grateful and privileged to have known you Geeta. We are going to miss you so much. May your gentle soul rest in eternal Love and Peace. x

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Helen O Dwyer

Sending my very deepest sympathies to all of the children and all of the wonderful people at Hope.
May Geeta rest in peace with the angels.
Helen O Dwyer
"For I have left my heart with you,
So don’t you ever cry.
The love that’s deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You’ll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal the scars."

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David and Jackie Daly

Our deepest sympathy to Maureen, Jenny and the Hope family. We were privileged to meet her both in Kolkata and and in Cork and will always remember her warm personality and friendship. Our sincere sympathy to her husband Ravi and son Hamish in their very sad bereavement.

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Diarmaid O Corrbui

On behalf of the Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, I would like to express our deepest condolences to Geeta's family and to her colleagues and friends in Hope.

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Joash Ndege

Rest in peace

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Caroline Smith

A remarkable woman filled with love and light. Her legacy will shine bright.