Mangalore: Death of Glowing Ruby Paul (32) Leaves Family in Gloom

Mangalore: Death of Glowing Ruby Paul (32) Leaves Family in Gloom

from Melka Miyar with inputs and pics from Arun Uppinangady
for Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (GA)

  • Kenyan Airways has made arrangements for the family members to go to Kenya to get the dead body through Indian Embassy in Kenya
  • Both the brothers of the deceased are on their way to Kenya

Mangalore, May 7: The only and the most uncertain thing in life is death.  One can be quite certain about birth, but no one ever can foretell death.  Perhaps this is the beauty of death that no one knows when it would strike, yet everyone has to be prepared for it anytime.

Ruby Paul

This is what could be said about Ruby Mary Paul (32), a resident of Beltangady, who died in the Kenyan air crash on Saturday May 5.  After spending two months in Cameroon on visiting visa, she was on her way back home and was supposed to reach India on Sunday May 6.  But fate had something else in store for her.  Instead of reaching her destination, she reached her heavenly abode.

Ruby was the eldest daughter of Paul and Mary couple.  Paul was a driver by profession.  After her initial schooling, she completed her B Sc (MZC) from the renowned St Agnes College in the city in 1995.  Later on, she moved to Chennai in search of better prospects.  She had two younger brothers and a sister.  While one of her brothers Remi is working in Abu Dhabi, another brother Roy George is working for Hewlett Packard at Bangalore.  Her youngest sister Reena is working as a teacher in SDM Institutions at Dharmasthala. Sources said that Remi has already come home after hearing the news.

Ruby's Relative's House near Udane

It was only two months ago that Ruby had travelled to Abu Dhabi to meet her brother and from there she proceeded to Cameroon.

Speaking to Daijiworld over the phone, her younger brother Roy said that Ruby left no stone unturned to educate her younger siblings.  "She did everything for us.  It was owing to her enormous efforts that we got good education and it is owing too her guidance and support that we are better placed in life," said a sobbing Roy.

 The news has come as a rude shock not only to the family, but even to all those who knew this lady of good looks and good heart.  As Sr Prem, principal of St Agnes College said, she was always in the good books of almost everyone who knew her owing to her warm personality and exuberant nature.

Their family was living at Thokkottu in the city before they shifted to Bikarnakatta where they lived till last year.  It was quite recently that they shifted their base to Beltangady.

File photo of Ruby's relatives.  Her father Paul too is seen in the pic (Second from right)

The news of her tragic death was confirmed only on Monday May 7 afternoon, said Roy. He got the news of the air crash on Saturday afternoon in which she was travelling. Immediately he contacted his relative at Cameroon, whom she went to meet and who boarded her to the airport there. But it took about two days to confirm about her death. The aircraft was making its way to Mumbai and she was supposed to join work on Monday May 7.

"Ruby's death has left a void in our family that no one would ever be able to fill in any way.  It is because she was very special to each one of us in everything she did.  It was not easy for her to do all this.  She even remained a spinster and contributed her best, whether it was time, love or even financial resources to the family," said Roy.

The death of a loved-one always leaves the family members, near and dear ones, in deep sorrow.  But the death of a young and special person like Ruby leaves even the society at large in deep agony since only a few become special to many in life.


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