FC: Neelam's "Sensational at 60" Birthday Book | "Birthdays are a special time to celebrate the gift of 'you' to the world." | 11.12.11
2: Dearest Cuckoo, You captured our hearts from the day you were born. You brought smiles to our faces with your mischievous ways and lit up our home with your warmth. You've taken us around the world and urged us to try new things and spread positivity wherever you went. It's no wonder you are a life long friend to so many you meet! We are so very proud of you for taking care of us and your sisters and keeping our love alive every single day. We're always watching over you. With our undying love, Mummy & Daddy
3: " A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart." "A daughter is a gift from God who grows up to be your best friend."
4: My dearest Koka Moka, Happy Birthday! I still remember when I sat on the bicycle with Daddy to see you in the hospital. Even though you are younger than me, you have spoiled me as though I'm the younger one. Anju and I used to call Mummy "Mataji" and Daddy "Pitaji." You started calling them Mummy and Daddy. You brought about good changes at home from the beginning and we followed you. Well, I will follow you wherever you may go. Love, Guddi
6: Hi Neelam, Wow, my kid sister has grown up! I still remember when you ate 12 sandwiches (press toasts) when we were at our cousin's house and I felt embarrassed when you said, "I'm still hungry." It's no wonder you were hungry, you had worms in your stomach! Haha. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. This birthday is going to be extra special because we're celebrating with the whole family. :) Love, Anju I still remember you calling me "Gogi auntie" all the time because you loved the parathas I made for you and you couldn't say "parathas," so you started saying "Gogi." Well, Gogi aunty still loves you. Happy Birthday. -Chotti Aunty I wish you a very Happy Birthday with many, many happy returns of the day. May God bless you with good health, happiness, and a long life. Love, Badi aunty | Congratulations and best wishes to you on this very special 60th birthday. I remember the good old days when we were in Bombay, going to clubs, walking around Nariman Point in the middle of the night, and enjoying ice cream and masala wala dood and having a drink with the family on the balcony. It was a lot of fun. May God bless you and fulfill your dreams. - Jawahar
7: To my wife and my life, You effortlessly bring happiness into my world and I am lucky to have you as my soulmate. Here's to 60 years and many more to come. With love, Your hubby Lali
8: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
9: Happy Birthday Neelam, Here's wishing you many happy returns of the day and a life filled with good health and happiness. Best Wishes, Khemi
10: Woof woofff!! (which means Happy Bday!) Love, Taylor | "Neelam masi!! Dekho..plaaaaaaaaane! " Ever since I was a little girl, each time I'd look up at the sky and see a plane soar through the clouds, I'd think of you. I still do. You are "Ma Jaisi" (masi) to me since you've been there for me as I went from pampers to high heels, and held my hand every step of the way. You and nani took care of me as a child, and you so graciously did it again after I graduated from college and when I worked in India. That just shows how strong our bond has been from the beginning. I honestly can't imagine my life without you in it. When I look back at your old photos, I see so much of you in me. You encouraged me to pursue my dreams, take on new challenges, and even took me around the world - Paris, Nairobi, London, Bangkok. My fondest memories are when I sang"Like A Virgin" with you when I was 2, you sneaking me into Piano Bar at China Garden when I was twelve, watching you make teenagers jealous when you were the showstopper at the fashion show at the Kennedy Center, watching the breakers from the balcony of nani's haven in Versova, our trip to Vaishnu Devi and frequent visits to Siddhi Vinayak, and greeting you with a big bear hug each time we picked you up from the airport.
11: "Mere liye Hello Kitty bag layee ho?" :) You have showered me with way to many thoughtful gifts, love, and affection and have touched so many lives in your lifetime. I am PROUD to have a masi like you since you inspire me to follow in your footsteps - spread positivity and light wherever you go, never forget your roots, treasure the moments spent with dear family and friends, and love unconditionally forever and for always. Happy, happy birthday my dearest Neelam masi. With all my heart, Kanika
12: Neelam masi, You're not just my aunt, you're my pseudo-mother, my fashion consultant, and my biggest inspiration! You are the first person who comes to mind when I think of the word "selflessness" and I feel every moment spent with you makes me improve that much more as a person. You always go out of your way to help friends and family so you | truly deserve this day to spoil yourself! ;) I love you thissssssss much (arms spread wide apart) and I cannot wait to go on more adventurous trips with you where we can cuddle with tigers, lose passports, watch grizzly bears hibernate, and periodically host our counseling sessions. Love you and hope you enjoy your birthday! Love, Monu AKA "Coola"
13: Neelam masi, Here's to a woman who believes in herself and is empowered to show and share how to love. You don't only look young and beautiful, you ARE young and beautiful and are a joy to be around. We cherish our memories with you. I love the pictures of us wearing matching outfits when I was a toddler. It just foreshadowed how much we both adore you, care for you, and will always love you. Love, Nitashu and Kabir
14: Dearest Neelam, From far and wide, we all wish you many, many happy returns of the day and blessings from Mummy and Daddy. Here's to being 60 and fabulous! Love, The Mulchandanis, Burkes, Kripalanis, Chulanis, Thadanis, and Girglanis | Dearest Neelam, Wishing you a very Happy 60th birthday! We wish you many more years of happiness, good health, and prosperity! Love, Pishu, Rita, Pooja, Prithvi, Natasha & Rajeev
15: Dearest Neelam, It's so great to have a spicy SIL like you, full of life, and always chirpy, never looking a day over 30! Wishing you all the best in life and many more spicy years ahead. Lots of love, Deepa & Nari | To my dearest Chachi, I fondly remember you, full of happiness and love, dancing your way on the dance floor and through life! May all your dreams come true. Happy birthday! -Maneka, Nitin, Sunil, & Twisha
16: Happy Birthday! We hope we look as young and vibrant as you when we get there! Love, Bunty, Bina, Vaani, Rohan, Vikki, Anurag, Rusik, and Manik
17: Neelam, you're bubby and perky and so full of life. We wish you happiness this year and always. Happy Birthday! Lots of love, Kamla aunty, VK uncle, Lucky, Pankaj, Neel, Ashima, and Nikki
18: If only I could reverse the clock back to the days of 1976 in Tehran, the unforgettable memories we cherished have remained with us. The strings of which have a permanent bond which cannot be unfolded during our lifetimes. True Grover True... Life has given me a sister who trusts me with anything and everything (Black Cat) and I know we're always just a call away. Even though you'll (Chhabria & Grover) always remind me you've known eachother before me. God bless you today and always. Wish you the bestest birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY. -Neelu & Gopal | One of my earliest memories of life are "Neelam aunty, chai" and you secretly giving some to me. ;) Over the years, I have cherished memories of vacations in Bombay, Simla, Dubai, Chicago, and even Skokie! Those days (even in the cold winter) will always bring back memories of your smiling face and everlasting energy. You truly are one of a kind and we are lucky to have you be a part of our lives. Happy birthday! -Vridhi & Kumar | Neelam aunty! I will always remember playing antakshari on the train going up to Simla while counting tunnels and Lalit uncle telling me I'm only 3 years old! You are simply one of the coolest yet warmest aunt's I have. Here's wishing you a very Happy Birthday. As Dad says, True Grover True! -Pranav
19: My nuttiest, craziest, cutest best friend! Always there for me when I need or don't need her. :) Love you, Babli | Hi Neelam masi, We wish you the happiest birthday as well as the greatest year ahead. If there's one thing we can say about you, it's your ability to go out of your way for your friends and family. Whether it's the small things (like making a call to see how we're doing in Cali every time you're in NY), or the bigger things (like getting us upgraded to business every time we fly Air India!), you make everyone around you feel special. With Kanika's help, this is our way of making you feel special too! Love, Samay, Devangi, Siddhant, and Chottu | You can take Neelam away from the air hostess, but you can't take the air hostess out of Neelam! Happy 60th! -Prasan | We have known the sizzling Neelam for years now...and she is the perfect combination of beauty and brains! Happy Birthday. Love, Neeta Lulla & Babloo | Neelam aunty is the most adorable person ever! Fondly called by us as "Aunty Bollywood," we strongly believe that she should have been a part of the Hindi film industry and given stars like Sridevi and Rekha some stiff competition. We love you and wish you a very Happy Birthday! -Nishka & Sunny
20: Dear Nilam maasi, Our other mom! Your endless love is unmatched and your absence in any big moment is unacceptable. Haha. You are always there for us no matter how inconvenient it may be for you and how crazy we drive you. We love you sooooo much! You are our favorite! Wishing you a very Happy 30th birthday! Love, Bindya, Ranjit, Payal, Sameer, Sandhya, Rohan, and Anya
21: Dear Neeli, We have laughed together, cried together, been through life's ups and downs, failures and successes. A beautiful friendship of 50 years I so much cherish. You have been a sister I never had. Very Happy Birthday my true Soul Sister! Lots of love and happiness, Lata & Sushil
23: FRIENDS FOREVER! | "I will, and I can!" -Jai Hind College
24: Happy Birthday! Lots of love, Bisham, Kunal, & Eesha | I still remember our first meeting and it feels as if we've known eachother forever. That was over 30 years ago! I could have never wished for a more loyal, kind, generous, loving, and fun friend as YOU. I treasure our time together and hope to spend more time with you in the coming years. I love you my wonderful friend. Happy Birthday! Love, Ila
25: Dear Neeli baby, All our good wishes are with you on this day. It is hard to believe that we have come such a long way together. We have so many happy memories - all that laughter, food, and studying for our exams! Stay young as always and no matter which part of the world we live in, our hearts will always be together. Love you always, Shakun, Hari, & Sachin
26: Happy Birthday Neelam aunty! Many happy returns of the day. Lots of love, Priyanka and Vandana | Dear, dear Neelam, Many, many happy returns of the day! Gul and I will never forget that snowy night on December 25, 1982 in Montreal. The three of us braved the cold and walked downtown to savor the Christmas spirit and went to midnight service after dinner. You were genuinely so happy for us and encouraged me to marry Gul...always taking his side! Today we are happily married and you will always remain special to us. May God give you even better years of happiness, health, and a long life is our prayer for you our dear special friend! Lots of love, Sheila & Gul
27: Happy Birthday Neeli! Big hugs, Sarlu
28: Many happy returns of the day! Happy Birthday Neeli! Love, Chottu, Anita, Baban, Gopi, and the Mulchandani gang
29: Our warmest and most affectionate wishes go out to our dearest, absolutely accommodating overly obliging, always adjusting, super smiling, consistently concerned, readily ready, purely patient, intensely involved,, selflessly serving, helluvalot helpful, gorgeously gregarious, happily happy, truly trustworthy, friendliest FRIEND! Here's to Neelam on her Sexy 60th birthday! LOL. May all the happiness in this world be yours forever. Lvoe, Jyoti, Niranjan, & Riday | Neelam, you're a friend whom I can count on and depend on and our friendship of 40 years is still going strong! We all love you very much! Best wishes, Rita, Mobez, Sameer, & Sahil
30: make you indispensable to me. I wish you wisdom, peace, contentment, and every happiness. Luv Always, Rima | Neelam my dearest, I'm sure there's a past life connect with you! You're a friend with many endearing qualities so difficult to find today. Your innocence, your warm heart, your caring ways, your selflessness and commitment to friendship, your sensitivity and your stupid, mad, idiotic, silly, giggly self
31: The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair, who can stay with us in an hour of grief, who can tolerate, not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face with us the reality of powerlessness....This is a friend who cares....that's Neeli, always there for her friends. Wow Neeli! I can't believe you look so good at your age. You are definitely living it right! With admiration and love. Happy Birthday and have a blast! -Kanchan & Rohit 12/11/11 | When we ask ourselves which friends in our life mean a lot,...we often find it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures...have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm tender hand. | Happy Birthday Neeli! All my best wishes. Love,, Bantu
33: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
35: N = Nifty E = Elegant E = Exciting L = Loving A = Affectionate M = Marvelous