Family creates ‘lucky’ mugs for deceased girl’s schoolmates

Family creates ‘lucky’ mugs for deceased girl’s schoolmates

KUALA LUMPUR: Young Natashya Manasa Sehar wanted all her schoolmates to do well in their Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR).

Sadly, she herself will not be sitting for the examination. She died last year when she was just 11.

The family is now remembering her in a special way.Her father Sehar Sinnandurai said the family made drinking mugs for all her schoolmates who will be sitting for their UPSR examination on Tuesday.

"It was something she would have wanted to do for her friends. She wanted everyone to do well," he said at the family's home.

The 200 mugs which the family created for Natashya's friends are decorated with colourful paintings drawn by her and inscribed with "Good Luck" wishes.

Sinnandurai said the mugs were given out last week to Natashya's friends, who are Year Six pupils at SK Assunta 2 in Petaling Jaya.

He said Natashya, who would have turned 12 in July, died of pancreatitis last September.Sinnandurai described his daughter as a gifted painter with a fiercely creative soul.

"She started doing art in 2007 and was also a ballet dancer. She was very interested in mehndi (henna art) and wanted to become a hairstylist," he said.

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