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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Sarita Dhir

We are all extremely shocked!!! Beyond words. Some beings have the earth journey for a specific cause only. Geeta was one of them. Relentlessly worked to serve the most affected hands down.

Our heartfelt condolences on this irreparable loss. Please be strong and take it as His call. Moments like these we can do nothing except bow our heads in acceptance.
Will deeply miss her. Have worked so closely with her and we also chatted for a long time about 3 months ago. Had called her on watching her on Facebook working relentlessly. She was a rock of support to the downtrodden.

A pro at running Hope Foundation and is a huge loss.

May she be in peace❤️. Will miss you Geeta. Sure you will carry on spreading your sunshine.

Om Shanti?

We all, the SICW family reach out to you all , our Hope Foundation family in sharing this tragic moment. Our heartfelt condolences to her family too.

Please take care of yourselves.

Warm Regards
Sarita Dhir

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Seema Bhogaita

Please please pass on my love and condolences to her family.

I won’t ever forget our meeting. She was so full of energy, warmth and a can do attitude. For me she was HOPE Kolkata’s foundation.

It’s my mum’s first death anniversary and I just can’t believe this sad news arriving today.

My very best to you Maureen.

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Gillian Houlihan

My sincere sympathies on the sad news I heard of Geetas sudden death today . You must be so shocked. She will be such a loss to her family and her friends and Hope but especially you . I know how much her loss will mean to you personally. It’s hard to put words on this it’s so enormous. All I can do is offer my light my healing and my prayers.
Stay strong and of course if I can be of any help in any way I’m here.
Love and blessings Gillian x

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SICW India

Dear Maureen, Jenny and the Hope Family,

We were shocked and devastated on hearing of Geeta’s untimely passing. A beacon of hope, a pillar of strength with a heart full of compassion, Geeta will always remain an inspiration. She dedicated her life to countless children and communities, a service she rendered with utmost commitment and love. Snatched away too soon, her going is a loss not only to Hope, but to all of us who knew her. She will continue to live on through her work and will be remembered forever.

Our deepest condolences to her family and all of you at HKF, for strength to bear the irreparable void Geeta has left behind. May she forever rest in peace.

SICW Family

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Edward Francis

Last night I saw the tragic news about Geeta on LinkedIn. I am so so sorry for your loss and am devastated. Of course personally, but more so for the thousands of children and young adults who saw her as a mother. How cruel this virus is.

Please please let me know how I can help you, HOPE and everyone through this. And, if there is a memorial service in Ireland – and numbers permit – I would like to be there.

My very best wishes,

Ed x