Happy Birth Day…. Superman!

Posted on August 27, 2012

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A young boy, from a small town in India dared to dream big. He is intelligent, he is talented, he is hard working, and he is honest ; and when a person possesses these qualities, he hardly needs luck. Life was never that easy for him ; still he had the confidence in him to make it big in his life.

Although lots of things were happening surrounding him, But without bothering too much about them, my superman was determined and focused towards his goals. He never let anything to go from his hands. He made his own path and started walking on it.

He took every challenge that came his way. After he completed his engineering, he got the job in one of the leading IT Companies, and the funniest part was just two days later he was selected for admission in one of India’s leading MBA Colleges. But instead of choosing to bang on the opportunity life provided him; he chose to do the job that he got; just to make life better for his parents and to pay the bills of a younger brother who was in his first year of engineering.  He gave all his effort for previous two years just to be one among those excellent students, who get the chance to study in such colleges. He had the admission letter in his hand but he valued the appointment letter more. But he was so strong mentally and so determined that, again after two years, he got admission in a better MBA college of India. It shows the character of the man.

Although, we used to live in same place, with same people still there is hardly any similarity between us. I am hardly serious about anything, not even about myself. I find it difficult to stay focus on anything. I am not at all competitive nor do I have that intelligence in me to compete. But he achieved every single thing he wanted in life. He studied in those colleges where he wanted, he got the job which he needed, and he is now married to the girl whom he loved.  We both have different beliefs, different needs and different lifestyle; but that happens with every person. So although he could not inspire me to do something like him as I was not good enough to learn something from him, still he is the inspiration for many of my nieces and nephews in my family.

I will always be thankful to him not for the materialistic happiness he provided me, because I hardly value them; but for the lessons, he gave me during my young days. When for the first time I left my home for studies, on my way to college he explained me that it would be fine to be remained as friends with those students whose style of living was high, as their parent could afford their demands without much caring the money they had to spend; but I had to make sure that, I must not copy the way they live. It was simply because at that time our parents could not afford it. When for the first time I failed to clear some paper at the first attempt, he took me and all my roommates for dinner just to make sure that I would not be afraid of failure anymore. He used to tell me, does not matter how much percentage I was scoring, until I am honest with what I was doing. I helped many people during my college days; but it was his money, not mine.

So I thank him for making life easier for me, for making our parents proud and taking all the responsibility alone, so that I could fly like a free bird in this journey of life.

Since last few years, we hardly get 10 days to spend with each other; because first we were living in two different cities, then two different states and now we are living in two different countries. I hope we are not going to live in two different planets someday.  I know we both are now at the transition phases of our  lives. He is now married, and I am going to repeat the same mistake after few years. So life will not stay same; like what it used to be few years earlier. Still when the roots are same, it’s hard to separate two branches of a tree from each other.

I hope you enjoyed the story of the superman of my life who landed on this planet on Aug28 as my elder brother, “Anupam”. So do not forget to wish and bless my superman.

PS: No more personal posts for a long time after this for you all. :)

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