Sunday, August 17, 2008

A True Sportsman

Sports were always an integral part of Anuj’s life. Be it playing cricket with his brothers in their back yard or watching the Olympics on TV, Anuj would not miss out on the opportunity of being a part of it one way or the other. We are often reminded of Anuj constantly repeating that "Sports is the the best thing to watch on TV now-a-days."

With the eyes of the world focused on the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing, Anuj often comes to our minds. The interesting part of his passion for sports was the fact that his dedication for it would always intrigue others and sooner or later you would see a huge group watching and cheering a team on along with Anuj. Putting all of it in a sport analogy, Anuj was a true sportsman one who lived for sports, no matter what the game might be.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Beloved Son Anuj,

As I was watching Olympic I could not hold back my tears. In each of the GOLD MEDALIST
I was imagining your face, imagining that you are standing there. Your keen interest and enthusiasm in sports was some thing very special.

I remember once after your high school you asked me, mom I want to become a basketball player and I answered, “Anuj do whatever you want, but be the best at it.”

Though you didn’t become a basketball player, you did however attend M.I.T. - World's top Engineering school as well as World Top Business School - Wharton School of Business

Anuj you were always on the top as after your high school you got admission in 11 Top Most School of U.S.A.
I still have all those Admission Certificate with me, & will be with me always till I live.

You were the topmost student in St. Francis College.
In the history of St. Francis College (more than 150 years) you made a record to be honored by 4 student council positions.

Anuj I am still using that Atlanta Olympic Bag you bought for me in 1996 & think that you are still with me.
As you always wanted to go to China, I would have gone with you & watched the Olympic with you.
The feeling that you are still with me will keep me going & I will try my best to finish all the work you have started. I pray God to give me enough strength for that.

August 11, it is 26 months you left us. I will go to temple as I always go on this day of the month & will pray for the peace.


1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read the comment posted by the mother of Anuj(post dated Aug 2008). Ma'am, I do understand the pain and it is a passage which when I read brought tears to my eyes. I wish I could have consoled you but words aren't enough...simply aren't enough.
Really, I don't know what to say, but, to add that we are beside you though it may not reduce the pain and the empty space. Still, we are there.
Prosenjeet Dasgupta

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think there is anything I can say that makes up for the fact that I miss you. On this Friday night in the city, it's hard for me to realise how much fun it would have been with you and everyone else around. I know you might not be there physically but just be there by our sides for we need to know that you are still smiling as always.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You truly were the consummate athlete. It was only in the days and months after June 11 that I came to learn of the many different sports that you not only played, but also mastered. I didn't know all of this before because you possessed the one thing that great athletes try to hone but can't: humility.

We think of you today, as always. Missing you is an emotion that is ever-present and unrelenting.


10:22 PM  

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