Trouble hit him literally, when he was crossing a road in Mumbai. A car knocked him carelessly. He suffered multiple injuries and 17 fractures to be precise. It was living hell for him and the entire family. Till then he had always been a hale and hearty person in the pink of his health. Everybody thought he was gone for good. But he fought. Even after that incident, he made his own tea & food, took care of my grandma and dried his own clothes. All with the help of a walker or a chair. He wrote articles for his Hindu vivek Kendra on the computer despite his condition.
But he still reads his novels. He reads the same ones again and again and is equally engrossed in them each time!!! I guess I suit as his grandchild with my love for novels too! My flair for writing somehow I feel, has been inherited from him..!
He sits there looking at me and smiles. I go and give him a hug.
I will name a few people who have inspired me in my life. Sri Sri Ravishankarji, the founder of Art of Living NGO, Khurshed Batliwala, Dinesh Ghodke, Aditi Jog, Prachi Nagul, Isha Kurtkoti, Snehal Hippargi, Arjun Menon, Kratik Malhotra ( www.kratik1987.blogspot.com )these are some amazing people I have met in my life and they will continue to inspire me always!!
I guess we all have that list. What are you waiting for?? Go make your own list about people in your surrounding who inspire you.... My list will go on....!!