I am sure you will be taken by surprise to receive this letter from a long lost friend ! Never in your dream you would have expected a letter from me. I know I am at fault for this long silence. Even though we were not in touch for the last several years, you were always in my mind. I can never forget the days we spent together. We were the best of friends. I vividly remember the day when we met. Both of us were new to Dehra Doon and had taken admission in B.Ed. Most of the students were from the same college . There was a deafening chitter chatter in the class. Only you and I were not part of that hulla gulla. We were in one corner watching boys and girls exchanging jokes, tit bits and what not. I asked you your name and we started a formal talk introducing each other. Do you remember that how amused we were when we knew that we were neighbours. How we used to stay in each others house so often !We were inseparable. I really miss those good old days!
You must be wondering how I am writing to you after so many years. You remember Vimla, my sister? Her daughter is married and is living in Dehra Dun. I told her about you. She was very excited and said,"Is her full name Sheela Jaswal?" I nodded and asked her how she knows you. She told me that you are working as the Principal of Welhams Doon School. Oh God! I too was excited after hearing this. Congrats, congrats and more congrats. Why you did not tell me? I was under the impression that you were teaching in Mussoorie. You must write to me in detail about your self and your sisters.
I retired recently as Deputy Director of Education. May be I will come and meet you during your holidays. Both of my children are married. I am leading a relaxed life. Hope I will hear from you soon. Let us renew our bond of friendship, which
was broken by fate. Will eagerly wait for you letter!
This letter is not a fiction or an imagination. It was actually written but never posted. I told my niece to find out the residential address of Sheela. Before I received the address I saw an obituary in the Times of India that Sheela Jaswal died of massive heart attack. The unsent letter is lying in the drawer of my desk.May God rest her soul in peace.
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