To us the former President was like family. We met every once in a memorable while, dined together and created some indelible memories. I even sang for him once at the end of a much delayed meeting, at 12 in the night, on his request. So, even as the country bleeds tears on his sudden demise, we, like many others who knew him closely, feel a deep sense of personal loss. We are bereaved…However, given the inevitability of death he went in a manner most befitting his glorious life.