Nawang had spent many happy days on the banks of the Pauna Lake near Lonavla, Mumbai. He had stayed with a Japanese philosopher Dr G M Maeda near this lake and learnt a lot from him. Nawangâ€™s Ashes were immersed in this lake on 26th November 2000 at 11 a.m. by family and friends.
As the group sat silently on the bankÂ of the Pauna Lake, in front of a photo of Nawang, one could only hear chirping of birds and mild slashing of waters of the lake. In this serene moment Nawangâ€™s ashes were immersed by the family after the earthen pot containing the ashes passed each of his friendsÂ present. Forts of Visapur, Lohagad, Tung and Tikonaâ€”each of them climbed by Nawang, reflected in the still waters of the lake and blessed him.
Finally someone shouted the motto of Nawangâ€™s Gorkha Regiment; Kafar Bhanda, Maran Ramro (It is better to die in Valour than to live like a Coward). With echo of this as the final tribute, the party returned with a tear in every eye.
The Pauna Lake, meaning an immortalÂ lake, hadÂ truly became one today.