ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Poorti Soni. We will remember her forever.
Posted by C K on April 2, 2021
It ain't fair- you died too young.. like the story that had just begun with loads of hope and dreams but death tore all the pages away..
We connected through virtual world and in the past 10 months you have carved beautiful memories in our hearts. However hard it is though, we will take the comfort of your thoughts, your smile, that bubbling conversations during classes, which will remain as memories for lifetime. You are truly missed and there are no good-byes for us dearmost Poorti.
Posted by Avanija Sundaramurti on April 2, 2021
Dear Poorti,

You used to say ‘waqt se pehle, kismat se zyada, kisi ko kuch nahi mila’. And of course you were right my dearest Pooh. It was your kismat to breeze through our lives, lighting up all the rooms you walked into, stealing hearts and charming even the most crotchety among us. But it was also your kismat to shine bright like a star and disappear in a blinding flash. No slow burn of aging and fading for you. No sir. And it is this same unrelenting kismat that has left us to make sense of what lies in the aftermath of such a grotesque absence.

Death comes for us all, we know this and yet it is an abstraction for most people. It has to be. That was not the case with you. You’ve had a very real sense of your own mortality. But you didn’t cower in the shadow of your diagnosis. You danced in defiance of it. You were always ready for any new plan, any new experience. You were game to travel, to run, to dance, to laugh through whatever shenanigans we dreamed up. You knew the sands of time were falling steadily in the hourglass but you didn’t know how big that hourglass was. You didn’t want to take any chances, have any regrets. I cannot say the same for me. I have many many regrets. You asked me to come to Delhi to see you in January and I couldn’t come. I’ve looked at that message so many times and wondered if I would feel different now if I had met you one last time. I’ve concluded that no, it wouldn’t have made a difference. That’s the nature of this problem isn’t it? No matter how long we had you with us, it would always be too less when you would have departed. We would always be greedy for more. So now we need to make our peace with what we had. Make our peace with a dimmer world. A world bereft of your fizzy presence...your tight hugs and philosophical advice... your big smile and sad eyes. 

Happy journeys, my Poorti. Here’s hoping our paths cross again in some dimension.

Love,
Avani



Posted by Arun Sindhi on April 2, 2021
Rip deep condolence with family
Posted by charushree goyal on April 1, 2021
Dear Poorti,
You were one of the few girls who was so clear about your thoughts & beliefs & the kind of person you were. I will always remember your radiant smile, your chirpy attitude & your happy and positive personality. You will always be remembered with much love.
Posted by Anjali Thakral on April 2, 2021
I can't believe this has happened. We take life for granted most of the times. Poorti may your soul be happy and at a better place. Sending lots of prayers and energy to the family. Very sorry for your loss.
Posted by Vidhi Goenka on April 1, 2021
You left us too soon Poorta. I will always remember all the good times we spent in school, from bonding over how much we did not like it there to becoming the three musketeers. I remember how we began our journey together by bonding over our afternoon naps on the cricket grounds, our banter, singing sessions near the blower, how you were always a peacemaker and mothered us all with your love and generosity and so much more!! You touched my life in so many ways and I will forever cherish and celebrate you. It has been so hard to make sense of what happened, but I drew strength from this poem. Sharing it for all your loved ones

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love, and go on.

Sending you lots of love and light. I will miss you and cherish you forever. I am honoured to be called your friend.

Love you always and forever,
Vidho
Posted by Rachna Kalra on April 1, 2021
It's hard to find the words to describe Poorti. She was beautiful on the inside as well as the outside - a rare combination. Her joyous nature, beautiful smile, infectious laughter, her warmth and generosity made her a delight to be around.

Will miss you Poorti.





Posted by Gurpreet singh on April 1, 2021
Very very nice & charming personality which can't be forgotten...
Posted by Tanvi Malhotra on April 1, 2021
Saying everything here about u in brief is not enough for me Poorti..though I didn’t get many days to spend with u while we were in our Post-graduation.. But all those early morning post tuition treats we used to have were the days I will cherish in the years to come..
I wish u could come back
U didn’t deserve to go this soon
Posted by Sonali M on March 31, 2021
I was among the lucky ones who met Poorti at my time at Hachette. We worked in different departments, but our desks were close by. She was one of the first people to warmly welcome me. The first time I heard her loud vivacious laugh, I was taken aback by her openness and confidence. Her jokes, her smarts, her sassiness were so evident to me. And so was her kindness — I once came across a children’s picture book by Mick Inkpen called ‘I Will Love You Anyway’ about a dog who gets lost and is missed by his human, and I was really touched. As a joke, I made Poorti read it, just to see her reaction, and her sensitivity responded by tearing up on the spot for that fictional little boy and his lost dog.
I left the company a few years ago and we unfortunately didn’t remain in touch, but I’ve wished nothing but happiness and love for her. I am so sorry for her family’s loss; I know they will feel it keenly. I hope you know that she left a huge impression on all of us who came into contact with her and we will all miss her too.
Posted by Nina Sud on April 1, 2021
I’ve been trying to write this for hours and what I may be doing wrong is I was trying to figure out how to encapsulate you, Poorti and define you in third person– and everyone here who knows you, will know how hard a task that is. You who cannot be explained (and as I type this, I see you with your half smile smirk saying ‘oh god, pleeaase stop’)

So instead, this is a tribute addressed directly to you: The anchor and the sail - Who are we kidding, you were our ship. The drinker of chai and clinker of beer bottles. The girl running the show, in the prettiest dress with the big hoop earrings. The helper, the overseer and the watcher of all things. The wise and the witty one. At home everywhere, whether London or Ludhiana. As ready to join us in shady haunts as to introduce us to the fanciest food places. The eater of the leftovers and the orderer of pizzas. The bringer of books and bargainer at sales. The initiator of adventures, the post-adventure caretaker. The mother and the mischievous child. Thank you for being everyone’s best friend – you were there for people you before they knew they needed you. You shared a bond with everyone so unique, yet as deep as the next person and were family to everyone who shared your light. You flipped from heavy psychology paper’s to romances with ease. You taught me how ISBNs worked while dressing me in your clothes for my first friend’s wedding. You not only always worked hard to convince me to show up, be good and be a better person, you gave gentle nudges for other people when was needed (call G. she needs you, P. is angry, you better reply). You made everyone you met all the better for it. To have known you, was to have loved you, and to have loved you was a privilege and a gift. 

It’s terrifying to imagine a world without you, it looks bleak and hard. But I’m trying hard to remind myself no world in which you were could be that way – you left your light wherever you went and there are so many of us who now hold that flame for you. Our last conversation was on how you owe me a drink – and I wait for it, with one half of me alwaysin Calcutta with you hunting through lanes for all the chai shops we can find.

Till then,

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)
Posted by Kanika Soni on March 31, 2021
Sugar and spice
Naughty and nice
A smile so divine
A soul so fine
A prized sister
A darling daughter
An attitude so cool
Strong opinions- not ‘old school’
A book lover all the way
Wine and cocktails.. any day !

Gone too soon , just too sudden
The world has lost a treasured human
Her memories we will cherish
Her thoughts will never perish
May she stay blessed forever
With a happily ever after.


As a newly married bride in a family filled with boys, meeting Poorti was always like a breath of fresh air. She was the sweet little sister -the only sister of the Soni boys .. always smiling, ever charming and full of life. My closer interactions with her began once she moved to Delhi and often visited our home.

She was my encyclopaedia into the world of books, editing , publishing...

She was my Insta account creator coz “How can you NOT be on insta??!?”

My make up advisor“You just HAVE to try this shade!”

My all time gossip girl .. to discuss anything , anytime and anyone !

My go-to partner to watch plays, musicals , book events ...

She could light up a room with her radiant presence. She could brighten up anyone’s mood with her wit, humour, thoughtfulness and care.

She was wise beyond her years though she often hid it behind the facade of being the youngest one ! In fact, I was often flooded with nostalgia when I witnessed the camaraderie, love and banter she shared with Raghav which mirrored the rapport I share with my own brother.

Intelligent and outspoken , it made us proud as we watched her morph into an independent young woman. If she felt strongly about something, she spoke her mind fearlessly. If an issue touched her heart, she just had to do something about it!

I still remember how thrilled she was when I began working .. her joy stemming not only from the fact that I was gainfully employed but that I had stepped out of the comfortable yet complacent cocoon of being ‘just’ a homemaker!

For her I may have been one of the Bhabhis at Mall Road ; but for me she will always be the sister that I never had... a sister who will remain in our hearts forever .

We love you Poorti ..

Kanika Bhabhi
Posted by Nikita Deshpande on March 31, 2021
I met Poorti only once (it was a publishing related event) and instantly knew from her smile that this was a woman of warmth and kindness. After that, we became friends, like other people in our generation, via DMs on instagram. Again, most people in my generation are comfortable with bare minimum interactions. But when Poorti stopped by to say something she emphasized it with humour and sass and banter and by generously giving her time to conversations. There are many people who knew her much better than I, and yet I know I will miss her. And though it may feel impossible in this moment, I am hoping and praying that her family and close friends are surrounded with love and patience and kindness. The sort that she stood for and lived by <3 
Posted by Reema Punjabee on March 31, 2021
Dearest Bobby and Sherry
What do we say.Strange are His ways. But yes ...the little darling of your life came to spread cheer, joy,love ,laughter and so much fragrance which will stay with us for our lifetime .And such connections are not only for this lifetime ,they ve been there and will always be there...Always
What can’t be taken away is that you guys lived each and every moment to the fullest with her and loved her like crazy
I know no words can soothe the pain my dearest Bobby and Sherry but Poorti is right here with us as the purest luminous soul.
Mahen and me are with you in spirit.We love you loads.
Dearest Raghav and Shweta we love you loads. Take care
Blessings and love always
Reema and Mahendra Punjabee
Mumbai
Posted by Seema Lalani on March 31, 2021
Knew her briefly as Savy’s niece, but remember her smile and love for books! We discussed writing, editing etc !
She was a delightful , well brought up and a happy kid! Loss of a kid so young is unfarhomable!
Strange are His ways but I do know that her story will live on even though the book of her life turned out way shorter than is fair!
My thoughts and prayers are with the family!!
Posted by Roopica Arora on March 31, 2021
I don't know how to put this in words or where to start...

Raghav and Shweta,My loss is in no comparison to yours and uncle and aunty...

But i will miss her calling me Roopica didi, subtle jokes about nonsense things happening around us... our silly shopping trips hunting for good clothes, guiding me to best restaurants in Delhi along with special recommendations, Her reminding me to get Vihaan a dog on every occasion we met... and pampering Vihaan with toys equally like Amyrah, discussions about family and mostly her presence in our lives... teasing me about a special espresso machine...

She offered me her baby sitting duties when Abeer was born like a true sister would do...

Vihaan will miss Poorti Bua
Yuvraj will miss his younger sister
And i will miss a very clear hearted soul

I believe she will be looking down from the heavens above and blessing us all....

Love you both and we both are there with you always
Posted by Shipra Gupta on March 31, 2021
Poorti , you are being missed deeply ,
You have left such a void in all of our hearts that we cannot fill .
M honoured to call you a friend to have spent time with you .
My condolences to the entire family and may god give u the strength .
We all are here for you as your daughter lives in each of our hearts ..
Posted by Kaveri Tikmani on March 31, 2021
Dearest Poorti,

There's nothing we can say that will come close to justifying what we feel. You went away too soon and that is the hard truth which all of us have to now live with. But it does not take away from the fact that you were a beautiful beautiful soul who graced our lives.

We are all trying to find an answer or some sort of an explanation about why this happened but the only thing that makes sense is that maybe you were just too pure hearted. You laughed like no one else and that I'll always remember and cherish.

I am hoping and praying in my heart that you can read all of our messages and know that we all loved you so much and are missing you beyond what words can explain. I wish strength to your family and my deepest respect to your parents for raising a human being that was full of truth and love.

Wherever you are, may you always be laughing and spreading joy.

Lots and lots and lots of love Poorti. All of us from MIS miss you dearly.
Posted by Tikoo Pahwa on March 31, 2021
POORTI - The Fulfilled One

Born to live
Born to light
Born to illuminate
Born to write

Born too wise
Born so kind
Born for books
Born fine

Born to travel
Born to explore
Born to absorb
Born to grow

Born to give
Born to stand
Born to lend
a helping hand

Born to smile
Born to cheer
Born to help you
face your every fear

Born for equality
Born to fight
Born to stand up
for basic human rights

Born to voice
Born to right
Born for love
To make memories and rewind



Posted by Rojer Nat on March 31, 2021
This website memory tribute board is created for Poorti Nath Soni , my niece & 2nd daughter , “Pretty Poorti” I used to call her & joked with her father Bobby ( Sanjay Soni) that when her passport goes for renewal to change name to Poorti ‘Nath’ Soni.
She inspired Tanya to join Waverley Boarding School (that was on my wish list for Tanya) and it was a joy to see Tanisha , Tanya & Poorti break free from their cocooned lives with their protective parents & evolve into spirited young independent girls & then Poorti later morphed from a quiet shy girl to a confident , independent working woman and a gentle lady as an aspiring editor & then counsellor seeking her calling as a career psychologist.
At home , she became more vocal & cheerful who would smilingly argue with Her dad Bobby who would be taken aback with this new form of Poorti who would sort of challenge the status quo or his conservative thought process but do it smilingly & cheerfully so it would not be like a teenage rebel but a matured art form , fighting sweetly for her MoM Sherry , fighting for her brother Raghav & fighting for her Bhabhi Shweta and later fighting for herself- for her aspirations & desires to be realised .
When she would get flustered to convince Bobby on something she would seek my help , similarly it was with Savvy who was Massi & literally Maa jaisi & after Sohail and Tanya both left home for USA & Spain and we thought we were empty nesters - Poorti filled the void and the 2 bonded like sisters , friends & Mom daughter.
She created her own respected space in our household and one to one relationships with Nath Khandan & families & friends & staff .
She will be sorely missed but she leaves behind a host of bitter, sweet salty memories- actually more sweet !
She was always the valiant knight - fighting for the street dog , fighting for any under dog , fighting for her colleagues , fighting for her siblings. Recently when Tanya got married I was amused to see her squabbling cheerfully with Madhav and pulling his leg on Tanya's behalf as only a Saali can .

Feel free to write anecdotes, post photos, comments , memories etc here to keep our Poorti & her memories alive - virtually

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Recent Tributes
Posted by C K on April 2, 2021
It ain't fair- you died too young.. like the story that had just begun with loads of hope and dreams but death tore all the pages away..
We connected through virtual world and in the past 10 months you have carved beautiful memories in our hearts. However hard it is though, we will take the comfort of your thoughts, your smile, that bubbling conversations during classes, which will remain as memories for lifetime. You are truly missed and there are no good-byes for us dearmost Poorti.
Posted by Avanija Sundaramurti on April 2, 2021
Dear Poorti,

You used to say ‘waqt se pehle, kismat se zyada, kisi ko kuch nahi mila’. And of course you were right my dearest Pooh. It was your kismat to breeze through our lives, lighting up all the rooms you walked into, stealing hearts and charming even the most crotchety among us. But it was also your kismat to shine bright like a star and disappear in a blinding flash. No slow burn of aging and fading for you. No sir. And it is this same unrelenting kismat that has left us to make sense of what lies in the aftermath of such a grotesque absence.

Death comes for us all, we know this and yet it is an abstraction for most people. It has to be. That was not the case with you. You’ve had a very real sense of your own mortality. But you didn’t cower in the shadow of your diagnosis. You danced in defiance of it. You were always ready for any new plan, any new experience. You were game to travel, to run, to dance, to laugh through whatever shenanigans we dreamed up. You knew the sands of time were falling steadily in the hourglass but you didn’t know how big that hourglass was. You didn’t want to take any chances, have any regrets. I cannot say the same for me. I have many many regrets. You asked me to come to Delhi to see you in January and I couldn’t come. I’ve looked at that message so many times and wondered if I would feel different now if I had met you one last time. I’ve concluded that no, it wouldn’t have made a difference. That’s the nature of this problem isn’t it? No matter how long we had you with us, it would always be too less when you would have departed. We would always be greedy for more. So now we need to make our peace with what we had. Make our peace with a dimmer world. A world bereft of your fizzy presence...your tight hugs and philosophical advice... your big smile and sad eyes. 

Happy journeys, my Poorti. Here’s hoping our paths cross again in some dimension.

Love,
Avani



Posted by Arun Sindhi on April 2, 2021
Rip deep condolence with family
her Life

Poorti @ 9 years

With Brother Raghav on her 9th birthday 

Poorti @8 years

Golu molu Poorti ,With Brother Abhinav on her 8th birthday 

Poorti @6 years age

Bobby the protective Father
Recent stories

Bereavement

Shared by Aanchal Marwah on April 1, 2021


“In the midst of life we are in death”


An adage, a certainty, an eventuality. Knowing that the ultimate culmination of life results in us traversing back into the hands of our maker, we in the midst of life forget.


We forget we are mortal creatures of flesh, we forget we have graced this earth as guests and a time, day a moment will come as quick as a dash of lightening  and lift us into the clouds of mists; like we never existed.


I never imagined that  I would be riding the tumultuous, murky, sinking waters of grief and hope that one never has to.


What I’ve come to realise, that the one’s who are left behind in the wake of deep personal tragedies are left with guilt-Survivors guilt.


We are left with numbness, we are left with unanswered questions, we are left with consolation, we are left with hope; a never  ending cycle of a myriad of emotions which have no home.


As our precious ones transcend, the ones left behind transcend in a manner equally confusing. The sense of familiarity starting to fade, leaving the need to grapple, to seek to, to conjure a speck of the feelings you felt around them; and hence proceeds this numbing need to rummage through photographs, read messages, think of times past and ponder could I have foreseen it ? Could I have averted it? Did I do enough? Did I say enough? Did I express my love enough? Can she feel me? Can she feel my pain? Can she feel how much I’m going to miss her?


And then starts the process of living in the head and on autopilot disconnected from feelings. Cause to feel is to die all over again.


Poorti, I’m trying, everyday I’m trying to ascertain, to piece meal your legacy. Some days I’ll falter, some days you’ll look at me from above and think what a silly goose she is, if only she gets out of her head and into her heart will she know that I’ve made my home right here.


Guide, nudge me, berate me, love me, live with me because I will never let you go...



A FREIND who taught me about LIFE THN & taught me about LIFE now❤️

Shared by Abhina Garg on April 1, 2021
Dearest poorti,

I don’t know how start,  firstly Sorry( that’s from the heart, please forgive me)
I just can’t stop regretting that why didn’t I write to u earlier! You taught me how to live life thn and u taught me about life now! 
I had the most special two years of my life! My masters wouldn’t have been the same without you, jas, Divya, Priya and Satuti! I still remember The first conversation we had regarding a novel! Thanku for bringing out that side of me ! You were a great listener and an amazing advisor! All those bunk lectures and also helping to pass my exams! I owe a lot to you poorti! Those pinnochio pizza lunches to the fancy lunch dates we have done it all! All  I want to say is I MISS YOU TERRIBLY POORTI! You are gone too soon! love u ❤️ Meet you on the other side of the world

love: long lost friend who u made find those long lost friends❤️ I can’t Thanku enough!

The Cheerful Soul

Shared by Satuti Aggarwal on April 1, 2021

Poorti.. spent just one year with her of M.A. English but the way she changed my life in just that one year can't be explained in words.
I loved the way she used to take my name and call me 'Satuta'. Her expressions, her dressing style, her voice everything was just so amazing about her. She was pretty, charming and full of life. I was inspired by the way she used to take life so positively. The path on which i walked with her gave me a complete makeover from a simple girl to a pretty confident one. We used to spend long hours together in her room doing all our chit chats which we never got bored off.
Why gone so soon.. why.. Can't explain how much i am missing her.
Love u Poorti.. always & forever.