Popat uncle had many super powers, but the one that was perhaps foundational by the time I met him in 2003 was his capacity to keep the awareness of his own mortality in mind. That's what let him live to the fullest. To be simultaneously present in the small moments, and also soaring with an eagle eye's view of a bigger vision he invited you into. He not only gave like a king, but was a king maker in that he encouraged others to rise to their inner nobility and place their life's energy in the direction of their heart. One occasion about a decade ago, we were having brunch at a friends place and Popat uncle invited 2 other friends because he wanted me to tell them about Charityfocus and the work I was connected with in India. Afterwards, he told me he'd never seen these guys sit and stay through a meeting this long. I asked why, and learned that the friends he brought were among the wealthiest Indian uncles in LA. He told me that he keeps telling them all that they'll be dead in 15 - 20 years max, to not spoil their children and grandchildren with passing on wealth in that way, and instead to serve now with all they have. Sure enough, through his encouragement and example, those uncles steadily rose to also become the most generous Indian philanthropists in the LA area. If you knew him, you couldn't help but feel like he was yours. Even without the prayers in our hearts for his onward journey, his own lightness has undoubtedly propelled him towards even greater light in the midst of this transition. I feel grateful to have known him.