9th July’ 2012
When one door closes many other opens! I have heard this many times, but this time it's not just a door, it is much more than that.
I don’t remember the exact date or time when I met him but gradually we developed a great relationship. We were neither friends nor relatives. We just had great teacher-student, student-teacher relationship. He always considered me as her daughter. Two common chords between us was- one we belong to the same state and second we followed same religion. I cannot get enough words to pen down about our rapo. On one hand, he used to appreciate me for my work and on other hand he used to scold me for my laziness.
I will always remember and cherish those afternoon sessions in the library where we used to sit and chat for hours. We used to discuss about students, friends and acquaintance which we had so much in common. And I always wonder how selflessly he thinks about everyone. How selfless a person can be?
Today, he is not with me and his loss has created a huge void, an emptiness. He is just irreplaceable. Athar Sir, you are missed, I needed you. You were my inspiration, my guide and my teacher.
It took me 2 days to gather the courage to write about this huge loss. While walking across the road, I still think may be one fine day you will come up and ask me- “Net Qualify karo Maryam, kab tak corporate world ke janjal me phasi rahogi? Utilize your talent.”