“Beta Mar Jayaga”
The year was 1963 . Two years back I had arrived as a mango lad at Delhi in the month of may along with my best friend KSN .WE started staying in our hostel which was behind NPL .Every one who saw us both use to advise us to buy a suit. When we said we cannot afford they said, Suts can be purchased in instalments .WE were worried and one day asked our senior Sri Gopalan What to do? He said he had spent two years with just half sweater , WE decided to follow him and before winter on the foot paths of Ajmalkhan road purchased two sweaters , full sleeved and reversible . One winter was some how over , In the winter of 1963, one day , as was my practice I had gone to Karolbagh by walk and was returning by walk around 9 PM by a dark road by the side of PUSA Institute.
Suddenly a lavish Car stopped near me . A sardarji got down from the car , came near me and told , “Beta Mar Jayaga” .I asked him why? He said temperature was one degree and with my shabby dress I may not reach my hostel. I simply smiled.He compelled me to get in to his car , took me to the hostel and dropped me there
During every winter of my life , I used to recollect that SAradarji and with a wet eye , used to thank him.