The Chinese aggression) and of course Gundappa Vishwanath. He simply loved all cricketers especially the Tamil Nadu line-up under Venkat. His all- time favourite was Chandu Borde. The IPL T- brand of cricket he relished now in his later years. Fast forward- movies and the Marina beach, hours together on carrom boards were our other fond sojourns with him as we grew older. was when he ensured my college admission and literally taking cudgels with my College, Sports Director to admit me into our College Cricket team which the latter had to relent eventually.
No wonder he used to call me Engineer (wicket keeping and batting came to me naturally) and my elder brother- Borde. Indian Military Academy Cricket team and later represent SERVICES briefly (professional exigencies took over) was always I reckon were his blessings. Seeing me becoming a Commissioned whatsapp mobile number list Officer in the ARMY after brief years of struggle in our family, I guess was the ‘icing on the cake’ and possibly his dream too. It was very often that I used to visit his office at the State Secretariat in my OLIVE GREENS even while I used to come on holiday breaks.
He simply loved me there in my army uniform at his workplace- needless to say he had the highest respect for the Armed Forces. Maama was man of varied interests- Vedanta, Tamizh literature and discourses and passion ‘to work for the blind’ (some of his very good friends in the s and s were from THE BLIND SCHOOL -CHENNAI(ADYAR)). Why he remains extra- special to me is simply because that he found me my life- partner and for which I shall remain always indebted to him.