Its been a while that we have met. We studied together only for 2 years. Though we were in touch for 3 years after that during our college days, we had to go on our own ways seeking fortune and position elsewhere and I still wonder how we missed to get connected with each other. I would rather put this blame on the technology because Internet those days were a luxury and we use to pay hefty phone bills connecting to internet using dial-up pack for which we pay extra. Facebook was not there. Orkut came much later and it does not even exist now.
I still remember the incident which made me realise your true character. I was nominated as Class Leader by our Class Master which usually is a selection otherwise. When I came running to the classroom, the shoe laces got entangled and I fell on the floor. While everyone started laughing including the girls which made me really embarrassed, no one thought about helping me in getting up which you did. You may have forgotten that incident but it is still fresh on my memories and would remain to stay so even after a decade.
I admired your dressing sense and I would openly admit that my dressing sense is entirely attributed to yours. As far as my memory knows, I could never think of a simplest misunderstanding between us. It is really a rarity even on those days.
Do you remember that you along with coupe of our other friends were always stay put together and you use to frequently visit my house and relish on my mother’s delicacies. I should also say that I use to mercilessly tell you guys that I wanted to go to bed and would ask you guys to leave. I admit that was rude but that is what I am. You people never took it in bad sense which is what I need to appreciate.
You all use to come to my house a wee before Diwali to burst crackers on my terrace, fly kites and then we go to our fav Welcome Hotel Terrace Garden Restaurant to eat our fav veg dishes(we did this for the sake of our other 2 friends who were vegetarian) and I still remember the day I visited your house and your mom gave such lovely dosas. That was the only instance I came to your place and I still cherish it.
We lost our contacts. I went to Bangalore and stayed there for 8 years. You went to US. I was pleasantly surprised when you got hold of me finally on Facebook last year after a gap of 15 years. I did search your profile too on FB but I could not find and I still wonder how you found me? May be I am Famous… Just Joking.
Thank You dear pal, Senthil Raj Babu for being such an awesome friend. I am eagerly looking forward to your return to India. Come Soon…
Your Best Friend,
Sarath Babu S