RIP daddy?…

2015-04-30 14:31
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Goraknath Bhagwandas Maharaj

PHOTO: supplied Goraknath Bhagwandas Maharaj

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BORN and brought up in the mist of Ladysmith then relocating to Pietermaritzburg where he met his wife, and then having three children is no other than Goraknath Bhagwandas Maharaj, known as “Vickey”.

A man of his word, a man of honour, a man of integrity, a man of trust, a man of wisdom, knowledge and understanding, a man who stood up for what’s right, a man whom I can call “dad”.

There are no words to explain what a man he was to us all. He always stood by our side in any situation, whether we were right or wrong. The world’s best panel beater and spray painter.

My father was a man who didn’t sit idle, when he dreamt a dream he fulfilled it. He loved panel-beating and spray painting. He aimed for his degree even thought he faced many challenges. He was a man who planned for the week in advance and knew exactly what he wanted and when he would achieve it. My dad never gave up dreaming big and never gave up working. He provided for his family whether sick or not.

A husband, a dad, a panel beater, a gardener, a builder.

Our superman, our father.

You were everything and more.

You were never selfish and always put us first in any and every situation..

We loved you before, we love you now and will love you always.

Dad, you are our legend and you will forever live in our hearts.

RIP daddy.

03.09.1960 – 17.03.2015

tasha maharaj

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