i had known her for about 16 years, but never met her in person.
i shall miss her for her passion, her playfulness, and her love for india.
after years of writing brilliantly, she had gone into self-imposed exile for some years, a shame.
she had been depressed for a while, and also suffered from ill-health. she had tried to kill herself a few years ago.
see her work at http://www.rediff.com/news/varsha.htm
i shall also miss her boisterous calls on the phone: "raaaaj!"
requiescat in pace, dear varsha. you have gone to the Great White Place in the Sky reserved for patriots.