Friend Satyananda wishes me …..

Friend Satyananda wishes me …..

Here’s another surprise bouquet from another dear fellow ex-banker and a Muse-ician on my approaching retirement on 30th May 09. I have made so many good friends on this forum which has given us all a platform to share with others -our poetry,our opinion,our experiences,our achievements,our concerns for the society,our dreams, our plans…. I humbly acknowledge this love and camraderie. Muse is a mini India representing unity in diversity ; we belong to diverse communities,come from diverse backgrounds,yet we share some genuine and true feelings on a variety of subjects of common interest.Here is what Satyanandaji has penned in his own distinct style and flavour : 

By Ch J Satyananda Kumar, May 25, 2009
An ode to J S Broca
(Muse India ’s one of the most active and versatile members, Shri Jatinder Pal Singh Broca would retire from Bank service on 30-05-2009, at New Delhi . On the occasion of his superannuation, this poem is dedicated to him.)

Broca doodle bye-bye Bank

Chief Manager is his rank

A man of frolic fun and frank

A humane human and a crank!

An engineer is he by training

Banking job is his calling

He dabbles in music and musing

Indulges in poetic gazing!

For him life is not a tempest

Nor a ‘midsummer night’s dream’ at least

He views it as a ‘comedy of errors’

Likes to view it ‘as you like it’ in mirrors!

A dedicated man to his better-half

For he says every man should have a wife,

Preferably his own, to have strife!

Broca’s doodle pad, his blog-spot

His varied interests one could scout

All the genre of letters he captures

In Punjabi Persian Hindi and English with rapture

Poetry, Shayri, Bhajans or Ghazals

With aplomb he juggles and guzzles!

Vintage Hindi filmi songs, his forte

Punch and humour, his sharp dart

By May month end he would be sweet sixty

Henceforth he should be more active and witty!

A dutiful son and beautiful daughter-in-law

A poetess daughter, waiting for a handsome son-in-law

A supporting wife, whose word is law

That is his happy family sans flaw!

You should live long Jeetuji

Penning flock’s Netaji

Muse Indians wish dear Brocaji

A happy and active retired life, Sardarji

The following is a funny verse written in lighter vein by me with my limited knowledge of Hindi, which is also dedicated to Sri J S Broca

Kaam se aap leteh chutti Brocaji

Ab tak Bhabhiji ko aap ne diya dhoka ji

Turant ghar jake leliye ek moka ji

Inko bitaake, aap kaatiye aaloo pyaaj aur sabji!

Responses from members of this Happy Muse Parivaar : 

Jitoo, Aaj kya boloon main. Tere liye dil behad khush hai. Sari zindagi tujhe yunhi pyaar aur dost milte rahein. God bless you with all the happiness you deserve. Thank you, Sathyanand and MuseIndia for giving such an ovation to my friend.
Shernaz Wadia, Pune
May 25, 2009 
Dear Satyananda ji, I am very thankful to you for penning such an ode to me and even trying quite wittily to write  a few funny lines dedicated to me. I am really touched by your magnanimity and generosity Sir.
I turned 60 on 10.05.09 and on 11th May under the title:”Thinking Aloud”  I had posted the following piece on my blog. I think I can repeat it:

Yesterday I turned 60. So today I took some time off  to collect some quotes on old age, retirement etc. Here are the ones that I loved :
1. On my 60th birthday, my wife gave me a superb birthday present. She let me win an argument.
2. Whatever has passed has gone.The best is yet to come.
3. Time may be a great healer, but a lousy beautician.
4. After a man crosses sixty, his mischief is only in his head.
5. The secret of staying young at heart as you get old is to live honestly,eat enough food and never give up all.
6. On the brighter side of life, you will probably save a lot on shampoo when growing old and bald.
7. Live your life and forget your age.
8. Age appears best in 4 things–old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, old authors to read.
9. When old, retire from work, but not from life.
10. Retire in time to experience some more of what life has to offer–take time to smell the flowers, cultivate a few hobbies including cookery.
11. Retirement– Now life begins.
12. By the time you are 80 years old, you have learned everything. You only have to remember it.
13. First you forget names, then faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up and then you forget to pull your zipper down.
14. Turning sixty gives me more yesterdays than tomorrows.
I5. I am not 60. I am 59.95 plus tax.
I’ll end on that cheerful note.
Dear friend Atreyaji has also wished me all the best in his own unique style and I have posted his piece under the title of “My friend and fellow ex banker writes …” on 22nd May.
With your permission I’ll post this ode too on my blog. I request you to send me a nice photograph of yours so that it also occupies a place of pride on my pad.
This has really been a surprise retirement gift, dear friend .Thanks once again and GBU and your family.
I would also be failing in my duty if I don’t thank Muse family for all the love and overwhelming support they have extended to me in my creative pursuits and the journey I began on Sep 05, 2008 has been extremely enjoyable so far and hopefully, to use a cliche … I have miles to go before I bid Sayonara like  that other much respected Sardarji of Ranbaxy who has retired before his due date as per recent media news.
J S Broca, New Delhi
May 25, 2009
Sathya Sir, A very interesting ode to my one and only Singh is King Uncle. Jitoo Uncle, enjoy reading this. I really enjoyed. Thank you Sir. Best wishes.
Dr Pooja G Bhuyar, Bijapur
May 25, 2009 

Dear Jatinderji, Wish you a very very happy retired life. You are coming closer to us. You can dedicate more time on poetry and entertain us.Satyanand garu, this poem is very very good. A real tribute to a great human being. With regards,
Sathya, Nellore
May 25, 2009
Dear Shernaz, Pooja and Sathya ji, apun ki tau bolti ch band kar deey li hai aap sab ney itnaa pyaar aur samman dekar! Thanks, shukriya, dhanyawad, merci beau coup; let us all hope for a scintillating saath saath on the path of musings galore.
J S Broca, New Delhi
May 25, 2009  
Dear Jatinder jee, Here is an Urdu sher written by me about you:
Is tanhayee mein eh hayaat – mauka diya toonhe
Ek bemisaal yaar ke roop mein Broca diya toonhe
Gautam Nadkarni, Mumbai
May 26, 2009 

Satyananda & Brocaji,
This is the best possible ode that could happen – from any angle. Satyananda has gone to the depth and captured the real spirit bubbling under Brocaji’s dynamic turban. Brocaji, many many happy returns. Warmest regards to both of you.
U Atreya Sarma, Secunderabad-56
May 26, 2009 

Great dedication to Brocaji from you Satya garu. I join you in wishing him all the best for the best part in life that is yet to come now that he is fully qualifed on superannuation. He is very great and spirited and no stopping for him.
Seshu Chamarty, Hyderabad
May 25, 2009

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4 Responses to Friend Satyananda wishes me …..

  1. Shernaz Wadia says:

    Tumne tau loont liya, saare Muse walonko,
    Mithi mithi baton se, bechare bhole bhalonko…

    That’s as far as my Hindi and memory of the quwali will let me pen. You can complete it/carry it further or invite others who remember the old quwali to go ahead.

  2. Lina Mistry says:

    Dear Satyanandakumarji, What a marvelous tribute to a wonderful person, Brocaji. All in all your words are true to the very end. Superb work.

    Brocaji, you are a great gift to Muse India. But mostly I feel you have grown closer to each of us in your own special way. Regards to you both,

    Lina Mistry/Tandel, Varginia. USA
    May 27, 2009

  3. Satyananda Kumar says:

    I thank all those honoured Muse India members who joined me in greeting Sri J S Broca on the occasion of his superannuation. I also thank Mr J S Broca, who liked my poem and accepted it as retirement gift from me and Muse India family.

    Ch J Satyananda Kumar, Visaakhapatnam
    May 27, 2009

  4. nilouffer says:

    Jatinder, wah wah tau bolna hi padega; Aapne jo itna sara pyar aur sanmaan jeet liya itne kum waqt me. The ovation you have received from Muse just shows you have so many many friends from all over and even inspired friends to write poems as a tribute to you. Perhaps with your genial and encouraging nature you have inspired so many lives; God Bless you always with your family and may your friends fraternity grow;

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