November 3, 2010

Captain Lives on Forever



Abhishek Ananthan, CA
1988 - 2010
Dear Abhishek (Captain, Abhi, Chubby, Gaja etc),

On this day…you’d still be cracking your insane jokes...
On this day...you’d still be sitting in front of the TV and watching old cricket matches...
On this day…you’d still be eating paruppu sadam with ruffles lays…
On this day…you’d still be talking about your CA exams...
On this day…you’d make us all forget our worries with your contagious happiness…
On this day…you’d still give that big grin as though the world’s problems were nothing for you…

And On this day……..we would have said… “Happy Birthday da Captain!!”

But …you are not here…and that sucks…no more buying rainbow color underwear for your birthday, no more trying to make you drink a drop of the curd you hate so much and no more trying to lift your ‘mass’ to give some serious b’day bumps…

If you do not know who Abhishek is…he is my best friend right from 5th grade… and a great buddy to a lot others too…if there was such a thing as unconditional friendship…it was Abhi. No expectations, no silly fights. Extremely brilliant, dynamic, street smart, drop-dead funny, adored by the women for his chubby cheeks, an awesome brother, even more awesome son to his parents, bold and a person who never gave up. In short, he was unlike any other... Admired by many (like me), he was a guy to whom we looked up to.

Like somebody said…The almighty works in mysterious ways…none of us will understand why you had to go away so soon...when you were meant for such great things... Maybe you are too nice a person to be here…only He knows.

Hulks!
When we were Young
Those were the times :)
Curd Madness
On your 22nd Birthday, when things should have been different, I hope you are happy wherever you are...you have helped me a lot when life was tough and I will not forget that…forever.

Well. That’s about it machi. You came; you had us in awe with your persona and you went. Just like that.

In a way, you are lucky…life was kind to you…but us…we still have our time to bide...

If He has given you all the comforts, I hope He has given you a laptop and a wi-fi connection to see this as well!

Take Care da…you are sorely missed…maybe u did not pass on…maybe you just went ‘a level up’ and we are still stuck in limbo. Who knows?

Even though there is no other way for me to tell you how your absence has affected us…I guess this song(s) will reach your ears…and will remind you that… You will always be remembered...




Happy Birthday once again…Hope you have unlimited supply of Hot Chips’s paneer butter masala and unlimited pictures of Trisha by your side! Don’t forget to work on those 8 pack abs you always talked about!


Captain Gajendra
Love,



All of Us

20 comments:

R.Manoj Prabhakar said...

jayanth kashyap ! yu r truly a great friend n a little more than a great person ! abhishek is remebered frever ! :) thanks !

Jayanth said...

@manoj - i no.. tx da

Meghna Kannan said...

Beautiful. You have remembered him and honoured him well ju!

sivakumar said...

hey jayanth!!! I never knew he passed away too.. I remembered those days wen we used to hang out together!! Abhi.. you were a great person!!!!

Paddy said...

Jayanth that was a wonderful msg.. yu r a great friend.. where ever abhishek is i am sure he ll be bestowin all de good luck to yu.. I pray that where ever he is he is happy...!!

Nikila said...

Jayanth, I got here from Abhi's Facebook page. I don't think we've met, but I've heard so much about you from Abhi. He was my little brother, best friend and go-to person. Thanks for this wonderful note. It's great to know he's remembered. Like you said, he's in a better place while we feel his absence. I don't think I can ever overcome his loss. But your note made his birthday a little less difficult to handle. Thanks again.

Jayanth said...

@ Meggy - Thanks megz..Hope he is at peace now..

Jayanth said...

@ Paddy - Thanks..Hope he is happy..wherever he is

Jayanth said...

@Nikila - i guess we will have to move on at some point..he will want that..esp for you..so like all his previous bdays..il want to celebrate this one as well..and we have met before..i think it was at abhi's place. You me and him played chinese checkers..when we were in 8th or 9th. He used to keep saying your one super talented girl.Role Model of sorts.Guess he liked you as much as you like him. Just be strong Nikila

Preethi said...

i always believe that god wants his fav people close to him always ...... captain,i am sure is one of gods specials ones... i am sure he is safe n much happier where ever he is .... n jayanth i also hope he has a lap top n wi-fi ... if he does n is reading this .!!! captain..dude come online sometime man!!!! its been long!!!... miss u da ... n happy birthday!!!!!

Viji said...

Quite touching.. And right out from heart... I lost a friend recently.. A talented and an awesome person.. Everything happens for a reason... Like you said he is a level higher and we are in a limbo.. He must be lucky to have cherished friends like you..

Happy Birthday Cap'!!

Anonymous said...

love us JAAS..!

shanki said...

peace! :)

Nikila said...

Jayanth, I remember now, yes, we met ages back. I'm so happy to know that he thought well of me. He was the closest I had to a sibling and he was the guy I could talk to about anything and go to with anything. He was always proud of every little thing I did. You're right, he would want us all to move on, but it's harder for me to come to grips with reality being away from home. Thanks again for your kind words and this tribute. It made my day better.

gokul said...

CAPTY, happy bday da!.. macha miss u a lot!... Still remember the fun we had playing nikkals kundalsand being volleyball substitutes etc, etc... and

"JAY" : thanks a lot da!.. those words abt captain really brought back memories!..

Jayanth said...

@gokul - np da

Jayanth said...

@viji - oh damn..so sorry ..and im lucky to have a friend like him..

Suchita said...

o..my!! i don kno wat to say.... i don kno anytin abt ur fren captain nor did i kno the kind of relation ship u shared with him.. but wen i read i was in tears jayanth... i don kno y... but reading this did sumtin to me!!!!!

:'(

Jayanth said...

@Suchita - you should have met captain..he will only make you laugh :) guess he made you cry now!

Suchita said...

hmmm.. ya... but am sure he din mean to!!!! :)