Saturday, 7 December 2013

On Sureshbhai Shah, our friend, philosopher and guide

Our Hon. Secretary, Sureshbhai Shah passed away yesterday.  He was 79.  Our founder, Shri K. j. Somaiya had met him over 40 years ago, and since then, he has been visiting Somaiya Vidyavihar every two weeks to help guide it's course, assisting me, my father before, and my grandfather before that.  

And he did this all in an entirely honorary capacity, with the only desire, to help an institution to create citizens of the future.  While sitting in his living room yesterday, I saw a शेर, that he had displayed on his wall.  I thought that it summed up his own work beautifully.

माना के इस ज़मीं को न गुलज़ार कर सके 
कुछ खार तो कम कर गये गुज़रे जिधर से हम

सुरेशभाई, आवजो