AMONG numerous comrades in the party, the best friend of Milutin Mrakonjić, the honorary president of the SPS who received him last night, was Slavica Đukić Dejanović.
She was among the first to come to the home of Mrka and Ana Bekuta, to express her condolences to the family. He speaks for “Novosti” about how he will be remembered, as well as that the party will ask for him to be buried in the Alley of Deserving Citizens.
– He was modest, he would not ask for it, but we think that he really deserves it. I immediately came from Kragujevac, we were friends. We have been especially friends since the beginning of our party. And, we additionally connected in the period of reconstruction after the bombing that he led. Humanly, friendly and professionally I am fascinated by the effort he has put into the renovation. He did not go home for days, he was with workers on construction sites from burek for breakfast, physical activities, he did everything. It was an incentive for them to be ahead of schedule. After that, I had the need to develop the closest human contact with such a man. And I was his friend – Djukic Dejanovic tells us.
He will remember him, he says, as a person of above-average intelligence, who can love endlessly, even in his later years, which he showed in relation to Ana.
– He was able to approach a man regardless of his age, social and educational status. Everyone with warmth. He could think fast. His toneless image is optimism and laughter. And, his tone, his inside was a connection of pain and pride. He knew how to suffer, even though he didn’t show it. He was just that, a man of pride and pain – she said.
They were last heard a few hours before the pacemaker implant surgery:
– He was an optimist. I don’t know if it was his intuition or he still felt the end, but he wanted to encourage us and asked us to give an optimistic tone. He was a man of fulfilled wishes, but also new ones. The fact that he was old-fashioned did not mean that the young generation did not like him. They adored him. He was a Belgrade bohemian, an exceptional expert, a model for everyone.
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