This memorial was created for our most Respected MASIJI. She was the wife of Mr.Jivan Lal Bhasin. She was daughter of Late Col. N.C.Varma, mother of Districts Judge Pravesh Bhasin and Asha Sawhney, sister of Krishan Lal Sabharwal.
HIGHLIGHTS OF HER ACHIEVEMENTS IN HER CHILDHOOD AND EARLY YOUNG AGE
She was born on 10-02-1926 in Port Blair Town capital city of Andaman islands which were surrounded by deep sea water from all sides and these islands were being used for keeping Indian prisoners with life time imprisonment. The administration of these island were mainly in the hands of British Officers .The only other civilian population was of Indian employees who handled office and accounts jobs.
MRS.PRAKASH BHASIN'S father was a police inspector and posted in Andaman island for supervising the security of Indian prisoners lodged there. for British Officers and staff there was one club and in this club the only Indian who was accented a member of the said club was Mrs. Prakash Bhasin father (police inspector Sh.Nanak Chand Verma) .As he was a very good lawn tennis player which was the main activity of the said club.
There were no schools or colleges in these Islands and even the children of Indian resident's were to depend upon on the teaching they could get from their senior relatives .
Mrs.Prakash Bhasin got her teaching and allied activity from her brother in law husband of her elder sister –namely Sh.Ram Sharan Sawhney who was a shining student in India and he got an assignment as an senior accounts clerk in Andaman Island by the help of his father in law.(N.C.VERMA)
Mrs.Prakash Bhasin was very hard working, shining and upcoming young girl, she got her higher teaching in India since all people working in Andaman used to spend their long vacations in India almost every year. In the year 1941-42 when she came to India with her father, mother and elder sister she immediately joined a well known private high school known as Modern High School Rawalpindi and in the final matriculation exam she hit the last of first ten students of Punjab University at that year.
She use to keep keen interest in learning music and play harmonium and Banjo, she was having hobby of writing short poems on occasion like wedding ceremony, birthday party, brilliant success in an exam etc.
She was very expert in cooking and she used to supervise all the arrangements on festivals and parties arranged by group or family members.
It is very difficult to cover all aspects of her family life but it may be mentioned that she used to advise and guide all the family members how to live well and help each other.
Unfortunately she died so suddenly due swear of heart attack on 14-04-2000 that she cold not handover her writing i.e. poems which she wrote during her younger life the only one book which she had left with her daughter (MRS.ASHA SAWHNEY) is still preserved and available for reading to any member of our family group.
It is very difficult to cover her achievements of life time, to illustrate further we reproduce below a few photograph’s taken during her lifetime by her younger brother Sh,Krishan Lal Sabharwal who is adjudged as first class photographer.
Masiji was a wonderful,special person who will never be forgotten by her family, relatives and all those who were lucky enough to know MASIJI.
MASIJI was always happy with a smile as large as life,and was prepared to do anything for anyone. MASIJI loved her grand children and taking care of her Relatives. MASIJI was always there if anyone needed her ,weather it be for someone to talk to or just a shoulder to cry on, but most of all she had a passion for life and knew how to live it to the full and taught other people how to live it to the full.
MASIJI has left so many good memory's to so many people , and we feel so lucky and honored to be able to share these memory's with MASIJIs family and her husband Mr. Jivan Lal Bhasin . As Late Capt. Ram Saran Sawhney said to me,MASIJI was an angel lent and not given, not a truer word spoken and we feel so proud to have had the honour and pleasure to have had such a beautiful special Masiji and Motherly touch our lives. MASIJI Loved her son Pravesh and daughter-in-law Ritu Bhasin and her grand sons Nitesh and Rohit and there will always be a piece of their hearts with MASIJI.
The endless memory's we hold of MASIJI will eventually give us the strength to go on, as did the strength that MASIJI had inside herself to achieve everything she put her heart to. Against everything stacked against MASIJI she managed to achieve whatever she wanted from life You will never be forgotten MASIJI as you left footprints in so many peoples hearts , and we are sure you are looking down now with that beautiful smile that so many people will remember for years to come.
We hope that this site will bring comfort to those who visit. I'm sure you will always be the brightest star in the sky shining down on us and guiding us along the path of life.
I am asking at this time, that we take a few moments of silence, to remember our MASIJI and please light a candle with a message as an homage.
We miss you Masiji, but somehow I know you're watching over all of us.
May she rest in peace.