I shall always remember him as a man who was connected to his deep roots while he grew very very tall in stature. For someone like me who shares his rural background, I used to look up to him as someone who had made us all proud. I had seen him teach at JNU and had also seen him interact with people at our native place. He was a blend of suave credentials with raw desi style. How well he used to inspire us is a great testimonial to this saint-like genius. My Pranam.