I dont have much of a family to speak of as I am the only child of my parents, I dont have any Uncles or Aunts on my
fathers side as he too is the only child of his parents.
The person who had the maximun impact on me during my early
years was my paternal grandmother, the Rajmata Saheb Shrimati Rattan Dei ji Saheba.
It was she whom I loved the most even more than I loved my parents and we both spent a lot of time together, I don't
remember much of her as she passed away when I was about 4, but what I do remember, like going for drives with her, drinking
coke and eating tomato sauce, I deeply cherish and her passing away was a very sad time for me.
She was a very strong person with a strong mind, perhaps that is why I still like strong minded and willed people.
Then come my parents, who have been a great source of love and affection and have kept my feet
firmly on the ground.
Daddy inspite of his busy schedule has always tried to be there, and Mummy never left me alone for even a day and
made sure that her plans always included me.
My maternal grandmother, the Kanwarani Saheb Shrimati Kanchan Devi of
Chamba passed away when I was in my early teens and I remember with great joy the stories that she used to tell me when she
would visit us from Chamba or when I went to Chamba for my yearly visit.
After my biological parents come,
Rana Saheb Shri Jagadish Shumsher Jung Bahadur (whom I call Uncle) and Rani Saheb Shrimati Bhuvan Rana of Nepal, (whom I call
Masi which means mothers sister) this relationship was established by my parents as Daddy and Uncle were friends as were Mummy
Masi and Uncle returned from Europe for my birth, and Masi was the first person to see me as the doctors got me out
of the Operation theatre.
Masi and Uncle have been like a second set of parents for me and I have always admired Masi's ability to be the perfect
lady and Uncle's intelligence and warm heart.