A scientist and an engineer, my father was an extraordinary man. He was a philosopher and a handyman at home. After his retirement, he developed a beautiful garden in his house in Mysore, where he grew jasmine, roses,mangoes and grapes. He would have been 100 years old tomorrow.
The fragrant damask rose in the picture was one of Father's favourites. A single flower perfumes the entire garden. This was the rose used by Empress Noor Jehan to perfume her bath water.