Rudra, who was living in his farmhouse,
had beautifully decorated the gardens,
on the eve of his 81st birthday ceremony.
Chairs were placed around the rounded
tables, which were covered in gorgeous
satin white sheets.
The farmhouse had an unmistakable air of
old charm with a blend of modern luxury.
The colored ballots were placed on every
wall and on the gate of the house.
Relatives, friends, businessmen, and dignitaries
all arrived to enjoy the birthday party.
It was a pleasurable environment to enjoy
with melodious songs on his birthday party.
Rudra’s mobile phone went on ringing with
wishes pouring in from relatives around the world.
He could realize that like a butterfly enjoying
the beauty of various flowers, he was enjoying
his retired life, and he was grateful for the same.
~ Bhupesh Karmakar
New Delhi, India