Fifty Years of Togetherness



One lighthouse illuminates the way for many ships to steer a course safely through uncertain waters.

The greatest gift one receives is the gift of life, for which I am eternally indebted to my parents, but there is a gift that I received that was even greater than life, a gift that has made me who I am today. That is the gift of upbringing.

My parents taught me that anything was possible in the realm of the mystic, that one’s dreams defined the limits of one’s abilities, and that if something was worth doing, it was worth doing well.

My parents introduced me to greatness in all fields of human endeavor, art, music, literature, science, political theory, and spirituality, and then taught me to be humbly uplifted in the presence of such greatness.

My parents taught me that God was something that I had to discover for myself, and that NOTHING was more sacred than humanism.

Manju and Surajit Dasgupta, my parents, complete 50 years of married life today, February 28, 2012. Here's wishing them a momentous anniversary and eternal happiness and togetherness!

(Here is a link to mom's Facebook page for those who may be interested.)

40 comments:

  1. Such a touching and heartfelt post. Parents indeed are our first and best role models and ultimate source of inspiration.

    That is such a sweet and wonderful moment in the lives of your parents. I wish them all the happiness in the world. :)

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  2. Blessed parents and a blessed son !
    Sweet moments and a story to be learnt from them by people of this generation !

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  3. Congratulations. I Wish them Live 50 more years of togetherness. Ur Life becomes more meaningful by honouring them.

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  4. 50 years of life spent together.. Wow! Only the lucky get to see their parents celebrating life of togetherness after 50 years.. Congratulations to them and to you too on this wonderful blog!

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  5. Congratulations to your parents. What a lovely couple.

    Glad to have found you at Indiblogger. Your newest follower and a regular visitor now.
    cheers
    Kaja

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  6. Thanks, Raj, Deepak, Christy, Haritha and Kajal, I am truly blessed to have such wonderful (and crazy) parents. The world truly needs more crazy parents like them. I hope I can live up to their example.

    @Kajal - Welcome, and enjoy your stay, and keep coming back, this lunacy just keeps rolling on!

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  7. wishing them all the happiness.

    p.s. - i often visit their blogs :D.

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  8. You are blessed to have such parents.Happy anniversay to a great couple..:-)

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  9. They are such a lovely couple! :) Parents are always an inspiration. I wish them more and more years of bliss and togetherness. :):)

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  10. Today is their anniversary,wish them many more years of happy togetherness on my behalf.

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  11. Wishes from my side too, lovely couple..HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

    With Lots of Love
    Gautam S Brahma

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  12. 50 yrs!..amazing! happy anniversary :)

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  13. your parents are blessed to have a son like you and you are blessed to have such parents.

    god bless them both.

    congratulations!

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  14. Hey
    It was a finest gratitude post I ever read. My best wishes to your parents too
    Cheers
    Sush

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  15. HI
    Finest gratitude post I ever read.
    My best wishes to your parents too

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  16. Hey congratulations ... god bless them and let aim at 75th celebrations ... you must be a proud son :)

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  17. Uddalak Gupta (Tata)7:33 PM

    Do wish them on my behalf. Your place, i remember, was an art house for us growing teens in the sense that we could do what we wished, as long as it didn't hurt anybody. hope we are good parents too in the long run.

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  18. Very sweet and heart touching post...congratulations to both of them...and now I am waiting for their 75th anniversary.....God bless both of them...lovely couple...

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  19. what a heartwarming post ! loved the way you depicted in those beautiful words what your parents meant to you ; esp the dreams part . . lovely . .
    regards to ur parents from my behalf too . .
    maliny

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  20. @Deb - Thank you so much, I hope you will motivate them to do more with their blogs. Incidentally, my father who is more active on his blog than my mother is a total technophobe and will have nothing to do with anything that comes with a mouse or keyboard, and I get the honor of posting for him. My good, as they say.

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  21. @Homemaker's Utopia, Indu, Gautam, Ana_treek - Thank you all so much for your wishes. I am also blessed to have friends like you to share my joys with.

    @Harsha - Same to you and yours.

    @Rahul - I must have done something right in my previous birth to have such good fortune in this lifetime!

    @Sush - Thanks, Sush, no words can ever convey the full extent of what I should be grateful for to my parents.

    @Sangeeta Reghu Nair - Last night, my mom told me during a phone conversation that her next goal was that she and dad should be around to see their grandkids getting married and given the rate at which marriage age is progressing, they guess they will need to be around another 40 years! Not just 75th anniv, but 90th, and perhaps 100th too.

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  22. @Uddalak - Thanks a lot for leaving your wishes for them here. I think the teenage years we spent together were the most amazing years ever, and I agree that a lot of it was made possible by the values that mom and dad brought to us. I cannot imagine many other homes being like ours. I did convey your wishes, and they did try to do something on your Facebook page, but all my tech support karma couldn't help either them or me figure out what happened.

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  23. @Seema - Now only Venkat and Aarya are left out! Thanks a lot. Families that share values and goals and dreams and happiness are the most precious gift indeed in today's fragmented world.

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  24. @Maliny - Thanks, Maliny, will do. You have to know these guys to realize how profoundly they have impacted my being and thinking. If I have any strength to stand up for what I believe in, it is because of them.

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  25. Do wish them on my behalf too....
    god bless them... :)

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  26. Please convey my belated wishes to the wonderful couple, who have spent 50 years together. Parents teach more by living by example.

    They are lucky to have you, who can write about them to show the world how grateful you are.

    What else can a parent ask for?

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  27. Please convey my belated best wishes to your parents. Parents who live by example for their children and imbibe values are great!.

    And thanks for sharing their contributions to your life, with us readers.

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  28. Anonymous5:05 AM

    Please convey my belated best wishes to your parents. Parents who live by example for their children and imbibe values are great!.

    And thanks for sharing their contributions to your life, with us readers.

    Pattu, Gardenerat60.

    PS. I tried 3 times to comment through WP. but failed.

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  29. WOW! It is truly wonderful when we celebrate our parent's anniversary with so much happiness and togetherness!! Makes their presence ever so magical!! :) You must be so proud!! May God bless you and your lovely parents abundantly!!! :)

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  30. A beautiful tribute Subho. I'm sure your parents are very proud of you, they have got a great son.

    Wonderful couple. Wish them celebrate many more anniversaries together. :)

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  31. The luckiest and happiest man in the world?,,,,That's Subhorup

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  32. heartiest congratulations to them , please do convery my regards to them ..


    Bikram's

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  33. A very sweet post. It's an awesome tribute to your parents and proof that they raised you well.

    Here's wishing them many more years of togetherness.

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  34. I got up today morning thinking about how I miss my parents, now that they are no more. It was so lovely to read your post today... I send them hearty wishes for many more life of togetherness. Your parents have done their job so well.. How many would say, you have to discover God yourself?

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  35. my heartiest regards to your parents..wish them many years of togetherness..:)

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  36. Happy married life Aunty and Uncle :) :D.
    Hope you celebrate many more years together :). Spreading love :D.
    :)

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  37. Congratulations to your parents! May they enjoy a life of togetherness for many more years to come! Wish you all the very best in life...

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  38. My belated good wishes to your parents on their 50th anniversary - and good wishes for many more years of happiness and togetherness.

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  39. dear subho
    i was amazed to find so many people wishing us happiness and togetherness . Please thank all of trhem from our side .You know how hopeless i feel when i try to send a comment . so i am not sure that this will go .but let me try . I never knew that we had been such good role models for my children . In fact i thought and still think that we havent been very responsible parents . We had been just ourselves and never tried to teach you all anything . We had let you Be . I am really grateful for feeling so deeply for us and love us so much . may your life be full of laughter and happiness. love
    ma

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