When the birthday “boy”, his wife Prabha and two daughters were invited to a family get together at Mahamudra restaurant, which is a part of Isha Life Fitness System, they little expected the traditional welcome that is extended to their guests on special occasions. Even as the whole place reverberated with the sound of nadhaswaram, a beautifully decorated umbrella was held high over this towering octogenarian who though looked embarrassed being the centre of attention, appeared to be enjoying every moment of his experience which was probably reminiscent of his Kasi yatra, that took place when he got married decades ago.
Seated at the head of the table, with a child like enthusiasm he was full of admiration of the ambience taking in every little detail of the architecture, décor, the furniture, the ceramic ware, the cutlery laid out on the spotlessly white table and tried to guess their source. We in turn were amazed at his interest and curiosity, a rare quality of people of his age we thought.
The fare matched the uniqueness of the restaurant, the entire focus being on health foods where they mostly substitute wheat for rice in their preparation.
‘This is my most memorable birthday’ said the birthday ‘boy’ who is an engineer by profession, a connoisseur of food, a food critic who also enjoys in innovating recipes. Coming from him is really a compliment, we all concluded.
n.meera raghavendra rao