Neela Bhaskar – Chris Cornell

To all those who loved, lived and often depended on the legacy this amazing human being created,

It is strange to see someone leave this world in such a tragic way, considering all the strength he gave me as a teenager growing up in the confusing and challenging world of modern India. Your music, Chris, was exemplary, but your lyrics were always moving and personal, and helped me see your soul and mine. Rest in peace, and we find strength everyday in what you created. And created a lot.

It was my dream to see you perform someday. However, everyone’s time ends at some point, and perhaps I’ll see you in heaven and get to thank you in person (probably through a very poorly written song — in comparison, at least), for how much you got time through without never setting eyes on me or knowing who I was.  You will never be forgotten or never cease to be loved. I hope you are finally at peace. You deserve it.

With love to your family, friends and fellow musicians, I humbly thank you once again for all that you did for me without realising it.

After all. To be yourself is all that you can do.



Chris Cornell