ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rani Manglani, 76 years old, born on April 27, 1944, and passed away on May 29, 2020. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Milan Vohra on May 30, 2021
Fragrant memories of Didi's warmth will always be with me. Such a wonderful and genuine person. I won't be able to pass Worli without thinking of the home and her hospitality that I could be sure of. Almost all the times I visited was either a surprise or at short notice and yet it was always that unfailing warmth and the giving of her affection and time we could take for granted. My earliest memory of Didi is of my first trip to Bombay, maybe I was 9 years old. I was so excited to see the sea. I think I happily wore Didi's rubber chappals n ran off to try to climb down that rocky sea face. It was much sharper than I had thought. I ended up falling, and returned with a lot of cuts, bruises and broken chappals. She was not pleased! And of course I was scolded but she also took care of the cuts between reminding me how chari I was. :)
One thing was always certain, if I went to Bombay and saw one sister a full report would always be given to the other sister and almost instantly. I used to find the sindhi word she used for snacks really funny in a sweet way. If you had spent some time having tea and snacks or 'chair' as she called them...soon Hari didi and she would discuss what all chairs and how many chairs were made and served to the guest. Full details of 'alu ji bhaji pai hui, mu bhaiyye khe chayo teh tikki thhaye vathh!' If you were going from Rani didi's house to khar to see Hari didi, you could be sure that a full report would already have been given before you reached. Not having had a sister I always used to marvel at their closeness. Once around 1988, when I was in Mumbai on an ad film shoot, I was as usual staying at the President hotel. When I reached Rani didi's house she got my Maasi on the phone and both got on to my case that I should not be staying alone. I had no idea that Rani didi knew my Maasi, let alone that she had her phone number and they had been having this full discussion regarding my safety. In those days they were not used to girls travelling and staying by themselves. Of course I didn't listen but it was sweet to see Didi's concern. She was certainly easier to convince than my Maasi. I told her if my mom and husband have no problem you also relax didi. But caring is the way I remember didi and it showed in all her interactions.
I liked that Didi was emotional and cried without trying to hide the tears. There's a memory I have when I had gone to Bombay after Papa's death which was in 2003.
In 2004 I had gone to Bombay on some work. It was very difficult for me to grieve because I was still in shock and in Bangalore there was no one who knew my father, so it felt isolating. For me to meet his siblings was as if I was being reconnected with him in some way. I didn't say any of this to Didi as I didn't want to sadden her. But she must also have been feeling the same way, as seeing me would have been like a reminder of the brother she lost. Just before I got into my cab, Didi caressed my face so gently and her eyes filled up with tears. 'Asul Kartar vangar thhi lageh' . We both cried together. I hope Didi you had a joyful reunion with all your loved family. There would have been so many loving hugs to exchange. May you always be at peace.
Posted by Sushila Dhaon on May 29, 2021
Dear sister you were more of a friend than elder sister to me.We shared very close secrets which no one knew.You were a very popular figure not only with Dalwanis but you were the favourite of all Manglanis too seniors and juniors.You were a perfectionist in everything ,be it dressing,cleanliness,cooking or behaviour,almost obsessive to sometimes even irritate but your affection and warmth was ultimate .We all looked forward to visit Worli sea face and my son was crazy about the sunset view from your home and the food you cooked. Will never forget those moments when I used to hear all the old film music collection by Lachman jijaji and spend hours.These memories are etched in my mind never to be erased. Love you .Be happy and peaceful wherever you are.
Posted by Madhu Bijlani on May 29, 2021
As I said writing tribute for a sister makes you emotional.Rani my sister may not be here with me but we are there for each other. Whenever she visited Delhi she would love to stay with me as she said that your house makes me feel at ease.
She was meticulous & liked cleanliness in every aspect . She would compliment me for my home keeping & always there to give tips. A keen learner at the same time.
When I lost my husband in 1995 she was there next day in Delhi along with Hari didi & Murli jijaji & gifted me a nice sari to be worn on tehrvi of my husband. So compassionate & caring for all her siblings.
I always treasure the memories when we used to come & stay with you at Worli.
My children loved your house particularly Kanika as it was facing Sea face.
Always so affectionate & hospitable.
Rani you would tell me wonderful things during my childhood & later in life.
Ofcourse there were funny ,sad & bittersweet moments .

Rest in peace wherever you are.
You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers on your 1st Puniya tithi

Madhu Bijlani

Posted by taruna kalani on May 29, 2021
Hariom,

As my work place was in Worli,I used to visit masi many a times,especially during monsoons.I used to stay back at her place and go to office next morning from there.We would chat a lot and spend good time together.Both Rani masi and Laxman Jijaji would always welcome me with love and warmth.It was a second home to me as well as to Kamli as she visited masi a lot too. I will always remember the old days and the wonderful times spent with her along with her delicious food.We loved being pampered by her.Thank you masi.Love you.

MALA
Posted by Roma Dhanda on May 29, 2021
Remember you for those pestering comments on my weight.Your call everyday was irritating those times but today I miss that call.❤❤ love you a lot mom I will always miss the different ways of you showing your love to me, it was different but it was special. You were the only person that stood by my side in good and bad times and they say right Gods made mothers because they cant be everywhere at the same time . Thank you mom for your love . RIP ❤❤
Posted by Roma Dhanda on May 29, 2021
The only thing which has kept me going this past one year and will keep me going is knowing in my heart that you’re with me always.
You’ve protected me in the most miraculous ways.
I love you Mom and I hope I make you proud someday. By at least being half as nice as you and your pure heart.
Love you and miss you always ❤‍♀️
Posted by anushka dalwani on May 29, 2021
A very warm hearted and loving person. I loved her gentle nature. Will always be missed. Though she is not with us now but our memories of moments with her will always keep her alive in our hearts. Praying for her eternal peace. Lots of love to you all.
Posted by Meenakshi Manglani on May 29, 2021
Dear Mummy and dear Dadi
We remember you as a loving mother and Grandmother.Fond memories of you will always remain in our heart.
Just a few stories about her:
A Socialite by nature,the 'Telephone' was her favourite.She could go on 'n' on for hours with her sisters sharing news and her day to day routine.The favourite Topic with her Elder sister Hari was 'THE SERVANT TODAY'
Her well organised Cupboard is a dream We can never meet.One can find a needle also there in darkness.
Her memory had a stored Calendar and she would always remember the Birthdays and Anniversaries of her Kith and kin's.Her blessing will always remain with all of us.Our prayers to God to give Peace to her Soul

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Posted by Milan Vohra on May 30, 2021
Fragrant memories of Didi's warmth will always be with me. Such a wonderful and genuine person. I won't be able to pass Worli without thinking of the home and her hospitality that I could be sure of. Almost all the times I visited was either a surprise or at short notice and yet it was always that unfailing warmth and the giving of her affection and time we could take for granted. My earliest memory of Didi is of my first trip to Bombay, maybe I was 9 years old. I was so excited to see the sea. I think I happily wore Didi's rubber chappals n ran off to try to climb down that rocky sea face. It was much sharper than I had thought. I ended up falling, and returned with a lot of cuts, bruises and broken chappals. She was not pleased! And of course I was scolded but she also took care of the cuts between reminding me how chari I was. :)
One thing was always certain, if I went to Bombay and saw one sister a full report would always be given to the other sister and almost instantly. I used to find the sindhi word she used for snacks really funny in a sweet way. If you had spent some time having tea and snacks or 'chair' as she called them...soon Hari didi and she would discuss what all chairs and how many chairs were made and served to the guest. Full details of 'alu ji bhaji pai hui, mu bhaiyye khe chayo teh tikki thhaye vathh!' If you were going from Rani didi's house to khar to see Hari didi, you could be sure that a full report would already have been given before you reached. Not having had a sister I always used to marvel at their closeness. Once around 1988, when I was in Mumbai on an ad film shoot, I was as usual staying at the President hotel. When I reached Rani didi's house she got my Maasi on the phone and both got on to my case that I should not be staying alone. I had no idea that Rani didi knew my Maasi, let alone that she had her phone number and they had been having this full discussion regarding my safety. In those days they were not used to girls travelling and staying by themselves. Of course I didn't listen but it was sweet to see Didi's concern. She was certainly easier to convince than my Maasi. I told her if my mom and husband have no problem you also relax didi. But caring is the way I remember didi and it showed in all her interactions.
I liked that Didi was emotional and cried without trying to hide the tears. There's a memory I have when I had gone to Bombay after Papa's death which was in 2003.
In 2004 I had gone to Bombay on some work. It was very difficult for me to grieve because I was still in shock and in Bangalore there was no one who knew my father, so it felt isolating. For me to meet his siblings was as if I was being reconnected with him in some way. I didn't say any of this to Didi as I didn't want to sadden her. But she must also have been feeling the same way, as seeing me would have been like a reminder of the brother she lost. Just before I got into my cab, Didi caressed my face so gently and her eyes filled up with tears. 'Asul Kartar vangar thhi lageh' . We both cried together. I hope Didi you had a joyful reunion with all your loved family. There would have been so many loving hugs to exchange. May you always be at peace.
Posted by Sushila Dhaon on May 29, 2021
Dear sister you were more of a friend than elder sister to me.We shared very close secrets which no one knew.You were a very popular figure not only with Dalwanis but you were the favourite of all Manglanis too seniors and juniors.You were a perfectionist in everything ,be it dressing,cleanliness,cooking or behaviour,almost obsessive to sometimes even irritate but your affection and warmth was ultimate .We all looked forward to visit Worli sea face and my son was crazy about the sunset view from your home and the food you cooked. Will never forget those moments when I used to hear all the old film music collection by Lachman jijaji and spend hours.These memories are etched in my mind never to be erased. Love you .Be happy and peaceful wherever you are.
Posted by Madhu Bijlani on May 29, 2021
As I said writing tribute for a sister makes you emotional.Rani my sister may not be here with me but we are there for each other. Whenever she visited Delhi she would love to stay with me as she said that your house makes me feel at ease.
She was meticulous & liked cleanliness in every aspect . She would compliment me for my home keeping & always there to give tips. A keen learner at the same time.
When I lost my husband in 1995 she was there next day in Delhi along with Hari didi & Murli jijaji & gifted me a nice sari to be worn on tehrvi of my husband. So compassionate & caring for all her siblings.
I always treasure the memories when we used to come & stay with you at Worli.
My children loved your house particularly Kanika as it was facing Sea face.
Always so affectionate & hospitable.
Rani you would tell me wonderful things during my childhood & later in life.
Ofcourse there were funny ,sad & bittersweet moments .

Rest in peace wherever you are.
You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers on your 1st Puniya tithi

Madhu Bijlani

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Shared by Hira Kartar on May 29, 2021
Rani was always smiling and hospitable and was very helpful and supportive to Laxman when he had his problem and never cribbing and always there by his side. Whenever you visited her she was always looking for what else to feed you with. A warm and good human being.