SIR Moti Tikaram was incapable of holding a grudge against anyone, he believed life was too short to waste time holding grudges.
And this coupled with his many other qualities endeared him to many people who happened to cross paths with him.
This was how former High Court judge Nazhat Shameem remembered Sir Moti as she delivered her eulogy at his funeral service yesterday.
"Sir Moti was a loyal and affectionate friend, he refused to hold a grudge against those who offended him," she said.
She said his jokes would always light up the dullest dinner parties.
"His jokes never strayed beyond the appropriate but they always poked fun at judges and lawyers," she added.
Ms Shameem said she also remembered Sir Moti's legendary sweet tooth from their daily lunches at the Holiday Inn.
Speaking on his professional career, she said Sir Moti would be known by his judgements long after the funeral service was a distant memory.
"He was an example to those judges who came after him and he had an unwavering and calm demeanour."