We were getting ready to attend Smriti Diwas, the annual event at Vidur’s Music School.

I couldn’t help thinking of 2008, when he performed solo the very first time. Sury and he went early while you and I were to follow.

The autorickshaw arrived, but try as you might, you could not get into it. You were in acute pain. Sadly I took you back home and went alone. We thought, next time for sure and consoled ourselves.

In 2009, you were under bed rest, healing, or so we thought. In 2010, you were gone. If only you were here…

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