As the year 2009 was drawing to a close, my aged mother of 95 years had a peaceful death.  She asked for some water in the night and my brother gave her about half a glass. She said it is ok. In the morning when he went to check up with her, she was no more. A very peaceful death.  All her children were very close to her and they all could come for the obsequies within short notice. She never went to a doctor in her life time and even in the death she never sought any medical help.