Two Obituaries


VERSION ONE:

Sudhir “Sid” Radhakrishna passed away the evening of July 4, 2054 at age 63, following an acute heart attack had while walking alone.  He is survived by his divorced wife, and is preceded by one adult child who passed away years earlier. Born and raised in the Greater Boston area, Sid stayed in Massachusetts for his entire life. After attending UMass Amherst and obtaining a degree in Accounting, he worked a series of unfulfilling corporate jobs for the remainder of his forty year career. Sid often dreamed of traveling, leading great companies, and producing visionary masterpieces, but never took liberties to act upon these desires. This was quite sad, as Sid talked often of doing these things, and while others pushed him to go for it, he, for some unknown reasons, failed to take any leaps of faith. He was overly reliant on others to tell him what to do. Unsurprisingly, as a result of settling for safety and comfort, Sid struggled through prolonged battles with depression, hypertension, and bi-polar disorder. Sid had few friends who could support him, as he had alienated many of them over the years with repeated failed commitments, disappearing acts, and snide remarks.

Funeral arrangements are being made and details will be announced at a later date.

 

VERSION TWO:

Sudhir “Sid” Radhakrishna passed away the evening of July 4, 2074 at age 83, in his sleep, survived and surrounded by his loved ones, including a beautiful, brilliant wife and his two successful adult children and their families. Born and raised in the Greater Boston area, Sid worked and lived in several countries across four continents, including Germany, Argentina, Indonesia, and Egypt. After attending UMass Amherst and obtaining a degree in Accounting, he left his corporate job to take on greater challenges. He knew there was much more to life. He traveled often, helped build and lead great companies, and published several literary masterpieces. He ran many marathons. Sid’s courage in carving his own path gave others hope and inspired them to do the same. His admirers will always remember his genuine desire to listen and understand, his boundless optimism, never-ending desire to help people, and passion to make the most of what life had to offer. Sid was a valued member of our community whose contributions will be felt for years to come. He will be dearly missed.

Funeral arrangements will be held in Sid’s hometown of Boston, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Sid’s non-profit, which helps children around the world obtain the education they deserve.

 

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