The last 15 days were so heavy and full of emotions for all of us accepting the unexpected reality. I have spent almost 1-2 hours every day watching and reading about this person. He was never my favorite actor until he lived and after his death, the more I am watching him, the more I am loving him as a person, as an actor, as a perfectionist, as a seeker, as an innocent child.
Truly his death was shocking but let’s forget about his death and focus on the years he lived.
He was born in Patna in 1986 in a middle-class family. Completing his education from Patna and achieving All India 7th rank in AIEEE of 2003 batch, he took admission in engineering college in Delhi.
While doing his engineering, he started participating in theatres and taking dance classes. He was enjoying his time in acting, rehearsing and dancing. In fact, he had backlogs too when he decided to quit engineering in his third year and pursue acting and dancing full time.
He threw himself completely to his passion and followed it religiously. Of course, he was very sincere in whatever he chose to pursue whether it is engineering or acting. He always had a knack of giving his 100% to whatever job he has in his hands.
He left his engineering in 2006 and after 2 years of struggle in Mumbai theatres, he landed a small role in a tv serial in 2008 where he was quickly noticed by big tv director and thus landing him a lead role in 2009 in Pavitra Rishta.
While earning handsomely with his tv series, one day he decided to quit tv-series and join a film making course abroad in 2011. After this, he started giving auditions for various films and landed a role in 2013 for his debut movie Kai Po Che. And the rest of it is the history you know.
I detailed all this to highlight the risk-taking ability of this man. His aims were too high and he was brave enough to follow them. And not just ambitious, he was a very generous person. Several times, he had donated hefty amounts to governments of the affected regions of floods, etc.
He was a lively person in his real life and probably the first-ever Bollywood personality who followed back his fans on Instagram. I was also one of his followers for the last 3-4 years and had noticed how he used to reply to comments of people. I used to admire his modesty and politeness. His captions were heavily loaded with emotions and brains. And I bet you, you cannot decode his tweets.
What do I talk about him? His book reading passion or his childlike curiosity to watch the sky, locate the constellations and stars, Or his love for writing poetry, or studying physics, though not a student of any university, he used to do coding, know the theories and formulas of physics.
In fact, one of his fans meeting him at the airport took him as a physics teacher for a while. He was so good at it. Whatever he loved, he pursued it with all his heart. Name any philosopher whether English or Indian, he would have already read them.
And he was dedicated so much towards his interest in cosmos that he brought a land over the moon. You can call him crazy about this but sometimes crazy people are the ones making histories. Forget his death, but never forget his life. He is truly a person worth your admiration.
Achieving so much in little time, yet he looked a simple person. His eyes looked so pure. I am sure he would be one of the brightest stars in the sky. He was too good for this world, too pure and too kind.
Learn everything you can learn from this person’s life. Such geniuses are rare.
Remember the years he lived and the things he taught to us. Words will never be enough to describe him.
See you next Sunday with another blog.
Thank you for reading!