Choyi Butler had a very romantic image , or so we are told .Tall and of military bearing .His sword hung on the wall of Krishnanivas for decades and I used to keep looking at it in awe ,when ever I went there.Last visit a few years ago , saw it missing and was hugely disappointed .Some one had either wacked it or thrown it away or sold it as an antique ???!!!I,ve never seen my Great Grand father , but carry a very romantic image of him in my mind and quite proud to be his great grand son .At Switzerland earlier this year ,at Glazier 3000 , we had an archery session.Each of us were given two arrows to fire at a target .I asked for and was given a "left handers" bow .Stood tall and straight and fired in two bulls eyes one after the other !!! Amidst the oohs and aahs , I turned to Deepa and said that after all you should expect that from Choyi Butler’s great grand son,no?? !!!
Incidently have a 31/2 foot long sword of my own and a beautifully carved dagger I bought in Chennai from Victoria Technical Institute over 30 years ago .Wanted to buy another lovely dagger from China Town in Montreal , but Deepa didnt want me too .Said there where too many dangerous weapons around !! Shirish sugested a beautiful sword from another shop which specialises in antiques of the Knights Of the Round Table days .Lovely one , but extremely costly .Deepa continued to frown and it would have been difficult to carry back on the flight , so gave up the idea . For a man of peace, do have a ken for weapons , no??? Choyi Butler’s blood after all !!!