Oct 28, 2021

Farewell Hilda...

 I am heartbroken to hear about the passing away of one of my oldest friends in the blog world - Hilda Muxo Kilnger.  I came to know Hilda through her blog "pastels" and greatly admired her painting skills and her exuberant personality. She mostly enjoyed painting portraits, evident from the volume of works on display in her blog. Over the years we developed a great friendship and appreciation of each others art. When I was working on Ashokism50 -my 'poetry+art' book, Hilda had graciously sent me her testimonial on my works. And she was the first person outside India to buy my book online and excitedly sent me her wishes on receiving it. 

I will miss you Hilda...May your soul rest in peace my dear friend.

One of Hilda's latest portrait works - a favorite of mine

Hilda's testimonial that's published in my book...

Hilda's message on receiving my book!


  1. Sorry for your loss, she will remain in your heart. Valerie

  2. RIP Hilda it is sad to lose blog friends

  3. Sorry you have lost such a very good friend. She will always be remembered by you and others. Take care.

  4. I'm so sorry, Ashok. Our blog friends become our real friends in many ways and it is a loss both personally and to your blogging community.

  5. Sorry to hear about your friend's loss, and I hope she rested in peace.

  6. so sorry- It seems it happened so recently and fast. I believe she will comfort you in ways not known yet.

  7. Thank you for writing this, Ashok! She was such a wonderful person and blogfriend. She will be missed very much.

  8. The fond memories will sustain you and make sure that your good friend is never forgotten.

  9. I am sorry you lost your friend. They leave a hole behind in the blogging world. Thanks for stopping by my site.

  10. Bonjour,

    Un très très bel hommage... Hilda nous manque déjà beaucoup. Sa disparition m'a énormément attristée.
    Avant la création de mon blog, je n'aurais jamais pu imaginer qu'on puisse lier des amitiés de cette manière, sans se voir...

    Je vous souhaite une très agréable journée,

    1. bonjour Martine...oui, d'accord avec toi. Le monde des blogs nous a réunis... C'est triste de perdre un ami blog.
      Passe une bonne journée!

  11. I am sorry to hear about your friend.

  12. I am sorry for your loss -- glad that you have great memories of her to keep in your heart.