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Saturday, July 16, 2011
13/7 MUMBAI TERROR ATTACKS: Diamond broker's wife yet to come to terms with his death!
VINAYA DESHPANDE / The HIndu / MUMBAI, July 16, 2011.
Sheela Seth, wife of Mukesh Seth, with her son Mohit at their residence in Mumbai on Friday. Mukesh Seth died in the blast at the Opera House on Wednesday. Photo: Vivek Bendre - The Hindu.
Sheela Seth has not shed a tear since learning of his demise. When someone asked her, "What will you do now?" a blank stare followed. It was probably too soon for her to face the reality.
She hasn't shed a tear since she came to know she lost her husband, the bread-winner of the family, in the Opera House bomb blast on Wednesday evening.
“We are worried now. We have been asking her to cry, but she hasn't cried at all,” Shailendra Seth, her brother-in-law and elder brother of Mukesh Hajarimal Seth, a diamond broker who was killed in the blast, said.
“He generally called up in the evening to tell me what he wanted to eat at night. ‘Cook this tonight,' he used to call and tell me. That evening he did not call. He did not even come to have his lunch that afternoon,” Sheela Mukesh Seth said, asked when she talked to him last. She looked lost. It was evident that she had not come to terms with the fact that her husband was no more.
“He used to come home everyday for lunch except on Saturdays,” nine-year old Mohit corrected his mother. “We have told him that his father is no more. But he probably does not know what it means. We sent him to school. We did not want him to stay home in this environment,” Aruna Mehta, Mohit's aunt, toldThe Hindu.
The hush-hush talk about her and their only child's future did not seem to upset Sheela. But when someone asked her, “What will you do now?” a blank stare followed. It was probably too soon for her to face the reality.
“He was everyone's favourite. Everyone in the area knew him. He was a very jolly person, always willing to help others,” Jeetendra Seth, Mukesh's brother, said.
“We were six siblings — two sisters and four brothers. But Mukesh was my favourite brother. He was like my son. He was very caring. I always had a soft corner for him,” Aruna, the eldest of the siblings, said.