Sunday, October 5, 2008

A heartfelt obituary

Life is short... shorter than we think it is...
We live as though we have 50 years, forgetting the fact that we might not have another day to live... This post is in remembrance of my friend Divesh.

Divesh. One of the first few people whom I got to know at my institute.
Divesh, n* and me organized the first dance parties at the insti... they were something of a small cultural revolution at that time... (though things have changed now)

Divesh was not just any other person. He was special in his very own ways... he personified few things. Few great things. For me he stood for Freedom. If you ask me to describe him in two words, I would say: He was a free being.

Crazy and passionate about whatever he did and did not do. Clear cut ideals. Respect for individuality, 'living life to the fullest' in the truest sense of the phrase. Joyous, happy (I hardly ever saw him sulking). Lot of enthusiasm. An intelligent passionate researcher (He was a about to finish his PhD in few months time), though absolutely opposite of a 'typical' research person... a good DJ (disc jockey), movie enthusiast, a travel freak... loved his food, drinks and ... Divesh was fun, cool, a big flirt, passionate, enthu, humorous... and above all 'free'. He had a tremendous zest for life...

There are people who might be technically very close to you, say a relative or somebody; but there are few other like Divesh whom you would remember for things they stood for and not just for their importance in your life. There are few people who really inspire me and he was one of them.

Divesh , as his profile on orkut said, "Div..goin Goa! Sun & Sand! Rest the same !"... he loved Goa, he would have gone there n number of times over the past 3-4 years... Goa is where he breathed his last
"hometown: Coorg + Pathanamthitta + Delhi + Bangalore"
"about me: If there's magic in boxing, it's the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It's th'e magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you. -Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris"

I would miss you dear friend. (and I know numerous of other people, who have known you, would be feeling the same...)... this is to you my friend, May your soul rest in peace.
This post will remind me about the how important it is to 'live each day'.


consulting said...

I don't know who you are, but I feel exactly the same, though I havne't even seen him in more than 3 yrs now. He had the brightest eyes I have ever seen. I just can't believe he is gone. He once said that what he valued more was not honesty but integrity. And that was one of the most profound things I have heard anyone of that age tell me. He could make anyone smile. Nothing will be the same again.... Ishita

I me myself said...

Yes, that is indeed a very profound statement. He was a dear friend from the very beginning but I never thought I held him in such a high regard till this happened; and I looked back and tried to analyze what he meant to me.

PS: I can't access your profile... just curious how did you come across this post?

Ishita said...

I am not sure why the name said "consulting" My profile is
and I googled divesh thimmaiya. ANd yours was the only thing personal that came up. I wanted to say something personal too, please read my ode to him.. Thanks