Barathi and her husband Dr. Ranjeeth Kedarta along with their two and a half years old twin children Joel and Jerusha moved to Mysuru in the month of May 2021. Within a few weeks the whole family contracted COVID. The children were separated from the parents and where treated separately. Incidentally that was the last time they ever saw their father. As Ranjeet's health worsened, he was moved to the ICU for further treatment. He battled for his life for 10 days and died on 05.06.2021. Barathi and the children were still battling COVID in their lives. Barathi was devastated. With no strength physically, she had to bury her husband within two hours and mourn his death.
When we spoke to her over the phone that night, she said, "I don't know why this happened, but our Eternal God is my strength. I will live for my children".
Life after Ranjeeth's death has not been easy for Barathi. The children are too young to understand that their father is no more. They miss their father very much and Barathi her husband. As a resilient woman, she has gathered herself up to go back to work and raise up her children as a single parent.
We, her classmates, friends and family have come together to build this memorial fund which will help Barathi to raise up her children, pay for their education and meet her needs in future. We weep and mourn with her.
Let us all join hands dearly beloved and and let us surround Barathi, Joel and Jerusha with our love, prayers and financial support. God bless you all.
About (Late) Dr. Ranjeet Kedarta
Dr. Ranjeet Kedarta is a first generation graduate who hails from Himachal Pradesh. He served as an Asst Professor of History in the University of Himachal Pradesh for 18 yrs. He is a distinguished author of several books and articles. His research article was credited with the change in name of the movie title 'PADMAVATH' form 'PADMAVATHY'. He was a champion of the downtrodden and under privileged and has authored several articles to to show case their plight. He was lovingly addressed as Dr. Kedartha by his students. Barathi calls him the 'best dad in the world'. We miss you Sir!!