Letters to Grandchildren Series

Through the ‘Letters to Grandchildren’ series, HappyAging intends to bring out the beautiful bond that grandparents and grandchildren share. The purpose of this series is to allow grandparents to share their legacy with their grand-kids and let them take a pause and look at life from a different perspective. These letters allow the grandparents to share their life lessons and experiences with them.


1Karuna Khatwani

Karuna Khatwani (56) is a health ambassador working with a top fitness company in India. Before her retirement in 2013, she enjoyed a successful career as a senior sales director with a leading cosmetics company. After her retirement, she has been a part of a lot of charitable causes in the country and is currently the Director of an NGO which is still in its nascent stages. She lives with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and a 4-year-old granddaughter. Out of the many personal and professional roles Karuna has played in her life, her role as a grandmother is her favorite. Read her letter here.

2Atul Shah

Mr. Atul Shah (71) has held various leadership positions at organizations like Suzlon Wind Energy and Skeiron. Post his retirement, he settled in Pune with his wife Mayuri Shah. Apart from holding an active corporate profile, a major role that Mr. Shah plays now is of a doting grandfather to two beautiful little girls – the 7-year-old Miraya who is his son’s daughter, who lives in Sydney and the 3.5-year-old Amyra, who is his daughter’s daughter and lives in New Jersey. Read his letter here.

3Bharti Shah

Bharati Shah (53), is a resident of Mumbai with varied experiences in the field of education, business and fitness. She began her career as a school teacher and moved on to serve more than 3 companies as a CEO. In 2014, she was needed to be hospitalized for a common surgical procedure, however, ended up in a coma for close to a month. Post this incident, she decided to slow down and dedicate her life towards healthier living. Last year, she retired from her busy MNC job and turned towards learning more about nutrition and fitness. She maintains a healthy lifestyle and nutrition habits of her family and has also guided a Bollywood actress as her personal trainer. Bharati is very close to her grandchildren – Fiona (10) and Shlok (8), who live in Mumbai. Read her story here.

HappyAging had a pleasure connecting with these grandparents on helping them in creating these letters for their grandchildren. If you are a grandparent and wish to write to your grandchildren, we would be more than happy to help you do so. Write to us at connect@happyaging.in


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