Life goes on…


There are very few people in life for whom respect comes from within the heart. Your head automatically bows out of respect upon meeting them.

I remember it was a bright and sunny day. We were sitting in the computer lab enjoying the air conditioning. Suddenly some of our juniors came up with a news. Sir, there is a new teacher in the college. He’ll teach us C programming. Great! we said.

Thats how we came to know about him. After some time, the scene was repeated. Us sitting in lab and same juniors coming to us. sir, they said, that new teacher is a mechanical engineer! He has done PGDIT. How can a mechanical engineer teach us C?? This point even left us thinking for a while. But later on, the same juniors told us that he is a very good teacher and explains the subject very well.

Later on when we proceeded to next sem, he taught us OS. Towards the end of the course, we implicitly developed a feeling of respect and friendship towards him.

I remember how much dedicated he was towards the course.
I remember that he was more accountable to the labs and lectures than we were.
I remember that he was always ready to clear the doubts of students. No matter what time it was, no matter what he was doing.
I remember how he guided us in choosing the electives.
I remember how well he guided and supported me in my projects.
I remember how restless students were when he was absent from college for a few days.
I remember he proved that a teacher can be a great friend too.
I remember how concerned he was about our placement.
I remember how he survived a stampede at pragati maidan just for the sake of our placement.
I remember how he was awake all night encouraging us during the first campus interview.

He proved that knowledge is no one’s monopoly. Mere words like “branch” cannot stop someone from gaining expertise in some subject.

Today, he left the college.

Yes, life goes on, but we will feel the absence.

I attended the meeting in lecture hall today. Although, sitting at the last bench, he was not audible properly, but i know that he was sad. His future will bring him the best things in life. But our past does affect our future life to a certain extent.

Any feeling whether jolly or sad is not felt immediately. Its when you go home and think about it, it affects you most.

He is a great person, a great teacher, great friend and above all an excellent human being.

I wish him all the best for his future and can only say the following line…

“Shat Shat Naman”
Feel free to share your experiences with this great man or add something which i might have missed.
  1. #1 by Anonymous on September 11, 2004 - 11:29 pm

    It is indeed unfortuante to loose such a great teacher/friend/wellwisher when our lives are on the toughest turn.But as People say the “Show Must Go On”
    we extend our gratitude to one of the jiit’s all time great and also wish him Good Luck for whatever he do and whereever he go
    -Gaurav

  2. #2 by Anonymous on September 12, 2004 - 12:01 am

    Perhaps I was also going to write a blog. To be frank, Mr Jayakumar was my F1 Key on college, whenever i needed any help he was the first person to approach. I have a lot of respect and reagard for him. He guided me with the companies, he guided me when i was in peril due to a teacher’s inquiry…he has always been there. I knew he was going but i didnt really want to meet him…the realisation that he would go was something i didnt want to face. Yet i met him today…I think all that happens is for the best. I know its for his well being that he should leave to a challenging workplace.

    I know he would always be there for all of us, and i know that the best way i can bid adieu is by getting placed, he wanted/wants all of us to get a job…to move forward…

  3. #3 by Saurabh on September 18, 2004 - 8:03 am

    well…a nice article bout a very nice, humble, intelligent, and was the best teacher in JIIT.

    When i heard the news, i thot where is JIIT heading….the answere is – “Downfall” because good teachers like him was an assets for are college and his resign is a setback.

    Setu, i’m juss wondering if we can arrange a farewell for the best teacher we had.

  4. #4 by Anonymous on September 12, 2004 - 4:59 am

    It is indeed unfortuante to loose such a great teacher/friend/wellwisher when our lives are on the toughest turn.But as People say the “Show Must Go On”
    we extend our gratitude to one of the jiit’s all time great and also wish him Good Luck for whatever he do and whereever he go
    -Gaurav

  5. #5 by Anonymous on September 12, 2004 - 4:59 am

    we extend our gratitude to one of the jiit’s all time great and also wish him Good Luck for whatever he do and whereever he go
    -Gaurav

  6. #6 by Anonymous on September 12, 2004 - 5:31 am

    Perhaps I was also going to write a blog. To be frank, Mr Jayakumar was my F1 Key on college, whenever i needed any help he was the first person to approach. I have a lot of respect and reagard for him. He guided me with the companies, he guided me when i was in peril due to a teacher’s inquiry…he has always been there. I knew he was going but i didnt really want to meet him…the realisation that he would go was something i didnt want to face. Yet i met him today…I think all that happens is for the best. I know its for his well being that he should leave to a challenging workplace.

    I know he would always be there for all of us, and i know that the best way i can bid adieu is by getting placed, he wanted/wants all of us to get a job…to move forward…

  7. #7 by Anonymous on September 12, 2004 - 5:31 am

    I know he would always be there for all of us, and i know that the best way i can bid adieu is by getting placed, he wanted/wants all of us to get a job…to move forward…

  8. #8 by Saurabh on September 18, 2004 - 1:33 pm

    When i heard the news, i thot where is JIIT heading….the answere is – “Downfall” because good teachers like him was an assets for are college and his resign is a setback.

    Setu, i’m juss wondering if we can arrange a farewell for the best teacher we had.

  9. #9 by Saurabh on September 18, 2004 - 1:33 pm

    well…a nice article bout a very nice, humble, intelligent, and was the best teacher in JIIT.

    When i heard the news, i thot where is JIIT heading….the answere is – “Downfall” because good teachers like him was an assets for are college and his resign is a setback.

    Setu, i’m juss wondering if we can arrange a farewell for the best teacher we had.

  10. #10 by parushi on January 5, 2012 - 2:12 pm

    vry tru..!Teachers are the greatest gift given to us in life…even i have a very good experience with my school teachers…n i still luv n respect them…specially one or two of them wer the most special for me …whom i’ll always be respectful and b thankful :)

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