Monday, April 13, 2009

Inspiration


I generally dont watch reality shows, but when it comes to Dance India Dance on Zee Tv, I watch it whenever I get the chance and the time! Just day before yesterday I watched this amazing performance of Khushboo and Salman, they performed as handicaps, one of her leg was folded and tied up and one of his hand was tucked and tied inside his tshirt. They danced flawlessly. To watch them was too overwhelming, not just because it was a beautiful performance, but because the deep harsh reality of life was also portrayed strongly!
So, I want to write a post about a boy I met some months ago. My father in law was admitted to a hospital, while visiting him, I met a 20 year old boy, his name was Ramiz, he had met with a terrible accident. He worked in Mac donalds, in Mumbai and lived in Mumbra. While travelling home one day, he fell off from the racing local train and lost both his arms. Mostly he was on sedatives to stop the sensation of pain which he would continuously feel, but when he used to be awake and fortunately without any pain, I and Amit would chat with him, he spoke with so much confidence and conviction, that we would be totally amazed! One day we asked him what he loved to eat the most, with bright smile on his face and candid words spilling out from his mouth, he announced, "Maharaja Mac Chicken Burger!!" We all laughed together looking at him, and then told him that the next day we would gift him the same for lunch, he was elated and agreed!
When we gave him the burger the following day, his father obligingly smiled at us. Then opened it and fed his son lovingly. We wanted to pamper him more, nothing we did was enough for his inspiring soul.
Before saying goodbye to Ramiz, Amit gave him his visiting card and told him to call anytime he needed anything, he agreed and beamed.
We never got his call, he had his self respect in place though in most people's eyes he was very much pitied. I will never forget him. He taught me a lot, whitout even knowing it himself.
Thankyou Ramiz. May god bless you!!

12 comments:

AS said...

hii


only because of such lively pple, world is still a bautiful place. I agree if one respects himself, world respects him.self respect is the most imp. thing :)

Aditi..............:) said...

A S ...seriously....but when you are in your worst times...to put up a face of confidence is the toughest job!

ANWESA said...

ya,wen u lose any limb,u initially feel as if its der.d symptom is called "phantom limb".i appreciate ur sentiments.i too wached d episode n got a bit senti-u dont hav 2 b a "deepika" or "ranbir" to b in love-all dat matters is love.
yes,its always nice 2 see ppl who hav self-respect.

Aditi..............:) said...

Anwesa.....yeah very truly said, we can learn so much just by observing such great souls!

Ria said...

These ppl are really very inspiring. and its ppl like these who keep up the optimism in life. :)

Aditi..............:) said...

Ria.....you said it!! :)

Chronicwriter said...

remo.. and the other day when prabhu deva danced.. he made my day...

www.chronicwriter.com

Aditi..............:) said...

Yeah...i know all three judges rock actually!!! :)

Ashmeet said...

Such people really inspire me...they make me realise that I have more tnah enough to even crib about anyhting...I so happy to read that guys actuaaly bought him a lunch and all and do tell Amit I appreciate his gesture...keep it up!!!

Aditi..............:) said...

Hey Chaitali, where have you been btw...:)

MultiMenon said...

We arent even material to crib wen u have inspired stories of such ppl..Damn we i say! :(

Nikhil

Aditi..............:) said...

Nikhil...I agree!!