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I miss you Ravi ( Ravindran )

Posted in Uncategorized by K P Ramachandran on April 9, 2015

I write this with great sadness over the unimaginable loss of my close friend and guide Ravindran, to renal failure yesterday. He fought a brave and strong battle for few years but the kidney failure would not allow him to get better. He took each day in stride, never really complaining, and always hoping that with regular dialysis he could get on with his life. I was amazed at his perpetual optimism even when things looked bleak.
He was a wonderful friend to me who was guiding me for over 50 years with his gentle inspiring nature. Starting from 1964 he was in my thoughts guiding, influencing and inspiring me in my activities.His approach and attitude towards his friends and relations were steady and firm always. In our 51 years of association, our relations and his attitude and friendship with me were unchanging. In times of distress, talking to him proved a great consolation.His belief in life was the importance of being authentic with people, saying what needs to be said, which made him different from others. Also I always admired his valuable and truthful advice which I will surely miss.
Only two months before we sat and chatted in his house for few hours. We were recollecting various interesting incidents since 1964 at different places.Even I was amazed at his sharp memory. We used to interact twice or thrice a month even in spite of the distance between our domicile.
I remember the words of Pandit Nehru at the sudden demise of Gandhiji – ” The light has gone out of our lives. ” Ravi was like that to me. I surely miss his guidance and inspiration.

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