My dear Bharat
I owe you an apology for not answering your greeting card wishing me a Happy New Year. Needless to say how much your thoughtful gesture was appreciated. Thank You very much.
I must now thank you and the OCA for your kind invitation for the dinner on first thoughts I shall surely be there. The sad news of Jalaj Malhotra;s untimely death has upset me a great deal. I just cannot get over it. The memories he has left behind are wonderful. He was a simply boy and yet so brilliant. Are you all doing anything like holding a condolence meeting etc. Do keep me informed.
With my very best regards