Merwanjee Cama Park’s oldest resident Homi Mehta celebrated his 99th birthday on June 23. Hoshang K. Katrak reports. With 24 hours still to go for Midsummer day, the warmth in Cama Park was palpable. And as impromptu efforts were being made by the senior citizens of the society to celebrate the grand old man’s birthday, I recollected the first time we had met — he a septuagenarian then. He was yet to reside permanently in the society but had seen the advertisement for our Cama Ball programme and had come to buy its tickets. We exchanged some banter (he had taken the initiative) — we still do, whenever we meet. By God’s grace he is active and on his feet. A widower, his legacy boasts of two sons, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. And if there’s anybody more deserving of a century than Virat Kohli, it is our dear young Homi Uncle!