Geeta was identified in January’06, through our daily food programme at Sealdah Station, was welcomed as a resident to Madhubati. She played an active part in running the Follow-up school, as she had all the credentials of a teacher. She taught the children, till the very last day of her life. Who would guess, that the most healthiest, and balanced, inmate who spent hours reading Tagore, would make a hasty exit. On August 18th, she helped to cook her favourite lunch, and then took a short break to read the newspapers. In that split second moment, she collapsed and died. We are still in shock, for who can be ready for the finality of death.
As per the Hindu ritual we remembered Geeta in prayers. The children also remembered her is a special way – shared their experiences with us, and each child was given food packet in her memory.