Natasha

This page is to celebrate the loving memory of Natasha Ramalinga -Chetty (aka Netty) who led an amazing life but left us far too early. (1975 - 2021)

Sunita Harley,

(Life long Friend)

Richy Pitch, 

(Husband and partner)

Lucille & Mega Chetty

(Mum and Dad)

Natasha in Videos

Natasha and Richy get married in Mauritius - Produced by Natasha Chetty (2012)

Natasha talks on News 24  after winning Great British Sewing Bee competition. (2020)

Natasha performs the voiceover for Air Mauritius - thanks to Gopalen P Chellapermal. (2019)

Refugee, Asylum Support and Integration Directorate - Refugees sing Happy Birthday to Natasha on flight from Beirut with her work at the Home Office. (2015)

Natasha in Pictures

Natasha is born!

Natasha is born!

Natasha was born on 3rd December 1975 to Mega and Lucille Ramalinga-Chetty.

Natasha at School

Natasha at School

1980 - 1984 Natasha went to school at Gothic Mead Arlesey, Beds. She was, of course, a model student.

Natasha at School

Natasha at School

1984 - 1986. Natasha went to Wilbury Junior School, Letchworth, Herts. She was, again, a model student in all her subjects.

Natasha at School

Natasha at School

1986 - 1993. Natasha went to school at Fearnhill, Letchworth, Herts. She achieved A Levels in Art, Maths and English.

First Dates

First Dates

1993. Natasha and Richy started dating from September 1993, this picture is from December of that year in Hitchin, Herts.

First Dates

First Dates

1993. Natasha and Richy started dating from September 8th 1993. This picture was taken at a party in Hitchin, Herts.

Natasha in Mauritius

Natasha in Mauritius

August 1995. A lovely picture of Natasha at Rochester Falls in Mauritius.

Natasha in Mauritius

Natasha in Mauritius

August 1995. Natasha loved visiting and staying with her Mauritian family. This is a family picture taken in Port Louis.

Natasha in Mauritius

Natasha in Mauritius

August 1995. Natasha and Richy travelled to Mauritius at least 8 times. This picture was from their first visit together in 1995. Natasha went to her cousin Anusha's wedding and loved dressing in a traditional Sari.

Natasha models in India

Natasha models in India

While living in India Natasha modelled for photographer and friend David De Souza

Natasha in India

Natasha in India

1999. Natasha studied and worked in India, she learnt Hindi, modelled and worked for Verve Magazine and met some famous people along the way such as the one and only Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan.

Natasha in Brazil

Natasha in Brazil

2002. Natasha went to Bahia in Brazil during a year off in between her Masters Degree, she learnt Brazillian Portuguese and the martial art Capoeira.

Natasha in Brazil

Natasha in Brazil

2002. Natasha had a lot of fun in Bahia, Brazil, her life long friend Marsha came out to see her and she made new life long friends such as Bukela.

Natasha at Scratch

Natasha at Scratch

1996. Scratch was a club night that ran from 1996 - 2010 set up by friends Matt Smooth & Rob Mac. Richy would DJ there and Natasha would always be there.

Natasha on Instagram

Natasha on Instagram

In a more recent post Natasha reflects on Facebook about her love for Richy's DJ'ing. This picture was sent to Natasha by a friend (Thank you Robbie Prutton), it's taken at Scratch (Around 1994) Richy loves this tribute and will treasure it forever.

Natasha at SOAS

Natasha at SOAS

Natasha graduated from SOAS (The School of Oriental And African Studies) in 2002 with a BA and MA in Social Anthropology.

Natasha in Ghana

Natasha in Ghana

27th March 2007. Natasha and Richy lived in Ghana for 2 years. Natasha loved relaxing on her balcony in Accra, Ghana.

Natasha in Ghana

Natasha in Ghana

Natasha and Richy spent a lot of time in Kokribite just outside Accra, watching the drumming and dancing.

Natasha in Ghana

Natasha in Ghana

12th June 2007. Natasha & Richy loved going on trips out along the coast in Ghana, this was at Coconut Grove Hotel in Elmina. She always loved a fresh lemonade drink.

Natasha in Ghana

Natasha in Ghana

22nd February 2008 Axim, Natasha and Richy travelled down the West coast of Ghana to Axim, where the beaches are empty and the sea is good for surfing.

Natasha in Ghana

Natasha in Ghana

22nd February 2008 Axim, Natasha and Richy travelled down the West coast of Ghana to Axim, where the beaches are empty and the sea is good for surfing.

Natasha in Ghana

Natasha in Ghana

10th June 2007. Natasha and Richy travelled all over Ghana, sight seeing and soaking in the scenary and the culture.

Natasha in Ghana

Natasha in Ghana

30th January 2008. Natasha & Richy felt very privileged and appreciative that through Natasha's job as Second Secretary to Immigration in Ghana, they were able to meet all sorts of interesting people such as the Ghanaian footballer Michael Essien.

Natasha in Ghana

Natasha in Ghana

This is a rare photo of Natasha kicking a ball at the UK residence in Ghana. It wasn't a common occurance, but if there was fun to be had, Natasha was there every time.

Natasha in Ghana

Natasha in Ghana

3rd February 2008. Natasha loved the AFCON (Africa Cup of Nations) in Accra, Ghana in 2008. Natasha and Richy went to all the matches Ghana played. The atmosphere was amazing!

Natasha in Africa:Gambia

Natasha in Africa:Gambia

26th July 2007. Natasha's work took her to Gambia.

Natasha in Africa:Gambia

Natasha in Africa:Gambia

21st July 2007. Mandina Lodge, Makasutu, Gambia.. Natasha and Richy spent 3 lovely days at Makasutu, experiencing the wonderful fauna and flora of Gambia.

Natasha in Africa:Morocco

Natasha in Africa:Morocco

16th October 2007, Fez. While living in Ghana, Natasha and Richy travelled to Morocco.

Natasha in Africa:Morocco

Natasha in Africa:Morocco

18th October 2007. Marrakech, Natasha chilling in the market at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

Natasha in Africa:Morocco

Natasha in Africa:Morocco

21st October 2007. Essaouira, Morocco. This was on the last part of our train trip around Morroco. Natasha and Richy spent 3 days in this lovely seaside town.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

4th November 2008 - Natasha studying as always, looking for things to do while we were in New York City. She always made good plans.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

5th November 2008. Natasha and Richy started off their world tour by visiting New Your City, This photo was taken up the Empire State Building.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

10th November 2008. Natasha and Richy travelled to the Adirondacks in November and stayed at the Blue Lodge which had a beautiful camp fire and view of the Blue Lake.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

12th November 2008. On their East Coast adventure they stopped in Stowe. Here's Natasha playing in the leaves in Stowe.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: West Coast of America

Natasha and Richy travel the World: West Coast of America

21st November 2008. The two took a stretched limo from San Francisco to Oakland to pick up a big Road Vehicle. Which they then drove inland to Yosemite National Park.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

24th November 2008. Natasha & Richy had an amazing time in Yosemite, so many beautiful walks and views.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

22nd November 2008. Natasha and Richy stayed in Yosemite National Park. A little known fact - Natasha saved Richy from a wild bear, she banged a saucepan to scare the bear off!

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

Natasha and Richy travel the World: East Coast of America

28th November 2008. Natasha and Richy took their Road vehicle on a long trip from Yosemite National Park to LA, travelling along the iconic Route 1 to Los Angeles.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: LA

Natasha and Richy travel the World: LA

This is Natasha at the Observatory in LA, very near Hollywood Hills where the famous Hollywood sign is. They stayed with an old friend of Richy's, Adrian 'Drain' Willians.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Japan

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Japan

4th December 2008. Fun Fact:Natasha loved cute things, she loved Miffy for example and Link from Zelda, so when Natasha and Richy went to Tokyo Netty was always looking for cute things.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Japan

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Japan

5th December 2008. Talking of cute things Natasha loved studio Ghibli, so we went to the museum on the outskirts of Tokyo.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Japan

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Japan

6th December 2008. Natasha's favourite country to visit was Japan, culturally and scenically.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Thailand

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Thailand

15th December 2008. Natasha loved chilling at this pool in Chang Mai, Thailand

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Kerala, India

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Kerala, India

28th December 2008. Natasha had a lovely sense of humour, quite often something she only shared with the people she was most comfortable with. This is her fooling around on a phone at the lovely Old Harbour Inn, in Kotchi during Richy & Natasha's world tour.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Kerala, India

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Kerala, India

22nd December 2008. Natasha loved Kayaking in the Indian Jungle. On this particular day Natasha and Richy could hear the Elephants calling in the jungle.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Kerala, India

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Kerala, India

22nd December 2008. Another little known fact. Natasha and Richy were keen bird watchers, being members of the RSPB. This was in a bird nature reserve in Kerala.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Kerala, India

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Kerala, India

24th December 2008. Natasha in the amazing tea fields of Munnar, Kerala.

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Kerala, India

Natasha and Richy travel the World: Kerala, India

27th December 2008. Natasha chilling at the Infinity Pool at the Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, Kerala.

Natasha at work: Libya

Natasha at work: Libya

2nd September 2009. Natasha worked as Chief of Staff in Libya for 6 months.

Natasha at work: Libya

Natasha at work: Libya

4th April 2009, Libya. Natasha yet again on the phone, this time at her posh residence in Libya. Natasha was chief of Staff.

Natasha at Work: As Private Secretatry to the Home Secretary

Natasha at Work: As Private Secretatry to the Home Secretary

2009 - 2011. Natasha was the private secretary to the home secretary, this involved her working with both Alan Johnson (Labour) and Theresa May (Conservative)

Natasha at Work: Olympics in Uganda

Natasha at Work: Olympics in Uganda

Natasha's Olympic work took her to Uganda, Africa.

Natasha at Work: Syrian Refugees

Natasha at Work: Syrian Refugees

3rd December 2015. Natasha travelled to Beirut to bring back the first Syrian refugees escaping from the civil war in their country. This was a government led sponsorship initiative that Natasha was proud to be part of. She was the Delivery Lead.

Natasha at Work: Buckingham Palace

Natasha at Work: Buckingham Palace

5th June 2018. Natasha, through her work got to visit Buckingham Palace with her work friend Jane Kennedy.

Natasha and Richy get married in London

Natasha and Richy get married in London

July 14th 2012. Natasha and Richy got married on at the iconic Marylebone Registry Office.

Natasha and Richy get married in Mauritius

Natasha and Richy get married in Mauritius

24th August 2012. Natasha and Richy got married at the beautiful Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice chapel at Cap Malheureux, Mauritius.

Natasha and Richy get married in Mauritius

Natasha and Richy get married in Mauritius

24th August 2012. Richy and Natasha outside the church.

Natasha and Richy get married in Mauritius

Natasha and Richy get married in Mauritius

24th August 2012. Natasha and Richy took a limo to the Wedding Reception. It was such a beautifully happy journey driving from North Mauritius to West Mauritius. There's a video which shows this posted on this page.

Natasha and Richy get married in Mauritius

Natasha and Richy get married in Mauritius

24th August 2012. Natasha looking as beautiful as ever on her wedding day.

Natasha and Richy's honeymoon 1: Rodrigues

Natasha and Richy's honeymoon 1: Rodrigues

29th August 2012. Natasha and Richy loved their Honeymoon in Rodrigues .Rodrigues is very similar to Mauritius beautiful but far less populated.

Natasha and Richy get married in Mauritius

Natasha and Richy get married in Mauritius

24th August 2012. Natasha and Richy's wedding reception was at Domaine de Annas, the two danced together all night!

Natasha and Richy's Honeymoon 2

Natasha and Richy's Honeymoon 2

3rd Sept 2012. Richy and Natasha stayed at the Trois aux Biches Beachcomber resort courtesy of her Uncle Sylvain.

Natasha and Richy's Wedding Party, Brick Lane, London.

Natasha and Richy's Wedding Party, Brick Lane, London.

12th January 2013: Natasha and Richy had a wonderful party at The All Star Lanes Bowling venue in Brick Lane, London to celebrate their wedding with people in London who weren't able to travel to Mauritius.

Natasha on Instagram

Natasha on Instagram

Natasha reflects on Facebook about her wonderful wedding reception.

Natasha at Home

Natasha at Home

Natasha made everything with love. Richy was a lucky guy to experience all the lovely food that Natasha invested in making. Both of them loved to cook.

Natasha at Home

Natasha at Home

Natasha loved doing handicrafts in her spare time. She was very meticulous but also very creative, everything she did was to a high standard.

Natasha at Home

Natasha at Home

30th June 2020. Natasha won a Great Sew off face mask competition on the BBC. She Ended up being interviewed by Jane Hill on BBC News 24 by Jane Hill.

Natasha at Home

Natasha at Home

Natasha won this Cricut maker and sewing machine after winning the BBC Great Sew Off competition. Such a clever girl!

Natasha in London

Natasha in London

31st July 2015. Natasha loved making use of the all the wonderful things you could do out and about in London. This is at the in the Southbank Centre.

Natasha in London

Natasha in London

7th Feb 2015. Natasha loved going to the Union Chapel in Islington for comedy night watching the likes of Adam Buxton and Frankie Boyle. In the winter she'd also love having a hot chocolate with a marshmallow.

Natasha in London

Natasha in London

Fun Fact: Natasha loved the stars and planets. Natasha and Richy had their own telescope which they regularly got out during the winter months. This picture was taken at the small observatory in Hampstead.

Natasha at SOAS

Natasha at SOAS

10th September 2016. Natasha went back to SOAS to see her name proudly printed on the SOAS Alumni wall.

Natasha in London

Natasha in London

Fun Fact: Natasha loved gaming, when she had time. Her favourite game ever? Zelda!

Natasha in London

Natasha in London

28th November 2018. Natasha and Richy loved going to the pantomine at Hackney Empire every Christmas, one of main attractions was seeing the very funny and talented Clive Rowe.

Natasha in London

Natasha in London

4th November 2018. Natasha loved going all over London, looking for nice places to visit and nice things to buy, including food, such as shown in this picture at Greenwich Market

Natasha in London

Natasha in London

13th October 2019. Natasha loved to go out in London to eat or meet up and do something. Here she is enjoying afternoon tea at Calridges

Natasha in London

Natasha in London

5th July 2013. Natasha loved meeting up in the many parks in London especially in North London, such as Finsbury Park.

Natasha in London

Natasha in London

Even the butterflies loved Natasha!

Natasha in the UK

Natasha in the UK

Dovedale, Derbyshire. Natasha loved walking and discovering the countryside on long walks with Richy, friends and family.

Natasha in the UK

Natasha in the UK

23rd August 2020. Natasha and Richy had a lovely holiday in North Devon. This was taken on Woolacombe beach. Natasha went in the sea in the UK for the first time and actually loved it. Previously she had been spoilt with swimming in the warm coastal waters of Mauritius.

Natasha in the UK

Natasha in the UK

Netty Fooling about in Aberdeen

Natasha in the UK

Natasha in the UK

Waiking in the Moutnains with Richy near Braemar, Scotland.

Natasha Abroad

Natasha Abroad

In August 2004 Natasha and Richy went on holiday to southern riviera of Portugal and stayed in a residence with a beautiful lemon grove.

Natasha loved....

Natasha loved....

12th July 2013 - Margate. Fun Fact: Natasha loved candy floss!

Natasha loved....

Natasha loved....

1995. Fun Fact. Natasha loved a bit of Karioke, at work, for pleasure and in Mauritius, like this picture shows.

Natasha loved....

Natasha loved....

Natasha loved to read, study and research. Whether it be in relation to going out, home improvements, holidays or learning a new language Natasha was always keen to find out more.

Natasha loved....

Natasha loved....

28th Sept 2015. Natasha particularly loved seafood, lobster was probably her favourite or the brown meat in crab. When we went to 'The Prawn on the Lawn' in Islington we had both!

Natasha loved....

Natasha loved....

1st July 2008.Natasha also loved Sushii, this her at a Japanese Restaurant in Mauritius.

Natasha loved....

Natasha loved....

Natasha particularly loved seafood, in particular this rather large prawn from Richy and Natasha's trip to Gambia in 2007

Natasha loved....

Natasha loved....

3rd June 2017. Natasha loved Gokyuzuku in Green Lanes. Barbecued Turkish style meat with amazing breads and salads rich in pomegranate molases. How could you not love their large platter to share!!!

Natasha loved Mauritius

Natasha loved Mauritius

Natasha was very proud of her heritage and her Mum and Dad'd country of birth, Mauritius. It became a massive part of Richy and Natasha's life.

Natasha loved Mauritius

Natasha loved Mauritius

27th August 2018, Notting Hill Carnival. Natasha loved to dance the Sega (national dance of Mauritius) so much so that she took part in a Sega dance performance during the Notting Hill Carnival.

Natasha loved Mauritius

Natasha loved Mauritius

Natasha and Richy spent endless nights watching the sun go down on various beaches in Mauritius. There is always a good sunset in Mauritius.

Natasha loved Mauritius

Natasha loved Mauritius

August 2015. Natasha and Richy really, really loved relaxing and spending time together in Mauritius.

Home Improvements

Home Improvements

2015. Another unknown fact is the amount of work Natasha put into making Richy and Natasha's home look amazing. This is her decorating the Living Room in her favourite colour of Teal.

Fun Loving Natasha

Fun Loving Natasha

Natasha had a lovely sense of humour, here she is modelling some babies clothes she bought for her friend Marsha's daughter.

Fun Loving Natasha

Fun Loving Natasha

Natasha liked to play, she was lovely, this is one of Richy's favourite pictures.

Fun Loving Natasha

Fun Loving Natasha

Natasha loved an excuse to dress up and have some fun.

Loving and thoughtful Natasha....

Loving and thoughtful Natasha....

14th February 2014. Chelsea. Natasha showed her love for her friends and family all the time, she was a very giving girl was always incredibly thoughtful. Richy was a very lucky guy to be loved so much by this lovely girl.

Beautiful & Natural Natasha

Beautiful & Natural Natasha

2nd August 2020. Richy loves this natural picture of the very beautiful Natasha. This was taken on our last holiday together in Lynmouth.