One of the advantages, probably the only advantage, of studying at a great school/college is the opportunity to meet, trade ideas & make friends with people of extraordinary talents & intellect. I have been fortunate to come in contact with many such minds. Some of these ‘brains’ also came in bodies with ‘hearts’. Hearts that were calm, peaceful & joyous. These people brought joy to everyone they touched.
One of such rare combinations was my classmate, Karthik PR.
Karthik (Born 5th Oct, 1974) left us for his heavenly voyage on 26th April, 2011, as a result of a shocking swimming accident, the news of which left us all stunned.
Karthik was one of the PGP-Reps of our batch; the lead singer of Baro-C (hindi band); President-Dramatics Society. He scaled many heights in the corporate world as well. However, while his achievements may fill pages, his memories will continue to flood our hearts!
Always ready with an easy smile, and his trademark quick wit, Karthik made friends across the traditional boundaries. Ever the charmer, he always made you feel special, and heard. And he always had time for a quick phone chat, even though he would almost never ever respond to a mail.
He is survived by his loving wife, Anjali. Our prayers are with her, and with his parents in this sad time.
Rest in peace, my friend! We will miss you…