10 August 2007

Nitesh Aggarwal... my mentor he was...

31 Jan 2007

"Why do you worry, dude? You will definitely get into B or C. Just relax", said he as I hung up the receiver.

I was speaking to my mentor from IIM Indore for the Group Discussions and Personal Interviews process. The months of January and February were marked by a number of phone calls I made to him, the immense amount of confidence I gained in the process of talking to him. There was no such moment when I found myself helpless. There was a person sitting Indore, always ready to help me.

2 May 2007

"Congratulations dude! I knew this would happen. All the best for a great time at IIM Bangalore", said he when I conveyed the news of having been selected for final admission at five IIMs, including IIM Indore.

He seemed to have more confidence in my ability than I had in myself. It was a moment when I could not stop thanking him for all the help he had done to me during the preparations.

3 Aug 2007

"It's been quite a some time since I have spoken to Nitesh. Let me talk to him after the mid term exams get over", thought I on the last Friday (3 Aug 2007). I wanted to talk to him about where my life has brought me.

I wanted to speak to him... I wanted to thank him for all what he had done for me... I wanted to narrate to him my stories, my experiences, my thoughts, my plans... just so many things....

10 Aug 2007

My mid terms indeed got over on this Wednesday (8 Aug 2007). But I never saw him online on the messenger again. I never got a chance to speak to him on the phone again. I never got a reply to an e-mail again... Nitesh Aggarwal a.k.a. geminithegreat, by that time, had already reached a world from where people do not return. His earthly life ended on 5 Aug 2007... the occasion of Friendship Day... the occasion to celebrate those intense feelings of friendship... the occasion to thank a friend for all what he has done... he was one of the unfortunate two who drowned in the river at Indore on that fateful day...

I wanted to speak to him... I wanted to thank him for all what he had done for me... I wanted to narrate to him my stories, my experiences, my thoughts, my plans... just so many things... just so many things...

Wish I had one more chance... just one more chance to hear the encouraging voice...

4 comments:

Stargazer said...

I'm sorry for your loss ... We've all lost people who mean a lot to us. The only thing we can do is hope that we live up to the expectations they had of us.

Apollo said...

Sad to know this le. While I am sure you'll go on in life but never forget him or his encouraging words and make his belief in you come true over and over again.

Smita said...

Hi,,,,, I dont know who you are,,,,, but can understand your pain very well,,,,, as me too had so many things to share with him. But that most unfortunate day has snatched all our chances to talk to him any further. Keep up your good work as this is the only thing which we can do now to make him happy wherever he is.
WE LOVE YOU NITESH

Anonymous said...

he was one hell of a person, who was always by my side as well... pampered me like a kid always.... i miss u so much, just so much...... life is nomore the same.... u broke ur promise bt m still working on all the promises that i made sir... i miss u