This was the first time I have seen a “kankAbhishEkam” performed before the person (OK, man!) actually turned 100; if you have seen a thousand full moons, or if you have seen the face of your son’s son’s son, you can have this celebration.
Here’s the chirpy octagenarian (87) in his natty suit, ready for cocktails and dinner on the eve of the celebration:
Here are the four generations (men of course, do women ever get a look in?) of the family:
Here’s the great-grandfather, with the great-grandson who made the celebration possible!
Here’s wishing that we attend the actual 100th birthday, too! (I hope WE are alive and healthy enough!)
The celebration was held in the 120 year old Chiraan Fort, which is a private club now, and it was a real architectural jewel…but more about that later!