Today as I was on my way to my office , one of my school’s friend called me up. I saw my phone ringing but since I was in traffic , I decided to call him back once I reach office. But my friend was persistent , so I stopped my vehicle and picked the phone up.
His voice had sense of urgency. I had not met him since I left school and that is 16 years back. We have talked twice on phone in last 3 months since he got my phone number from some one. We had promised to meet anytime soon but in today’s hectic life , we could not manage to meet.
Coming back to phone call , he asked me to immediately reach leading hospital . Our another friend had met with an accident and was in ICU. He had sustained head injury. Chirag ( Friend who met accident) was considered to be one of future big names is cardiology surgery. Affable chirag is fun loving guy who is master is spreading love and joy were ever he goes. His patients love him and his great attitude made him find himself as assistant of number one cardio surgeon of gujarat.
As call ended , chirag’s image came to my mind. I haven’t met him since 16 years. Had talked with him few months back and we had planned to visit our school some day and get some get together event planned and implemented. I was excited to find him again and wanted to meet him. Little did I know , I would rush to ICU and wont even be able to see him.
Chirag was brilliant as student and more importantly wonderful as human being. He is always there for friends and strangers alike. He is fun loving guy and wonderful son , friend and doctor.
He is highly successful in his career and on highway of success. His academic career was exceptional and his life is full of hope , dreams and achievements.
With all kinds of thoughts coming to my mind , I reached the hospital. There I met two another school mates , one of them is doctor. We went inside but were not allowed to enter ICU. We did inquire about his health to his wife and next 72 hours would be crucial.
While coming out of hospital , I wondered how uncertain life is. Life is unpredictable and most of us think , we always have tomorrow to live life!!!!!!!!!. One may be industrialist or worker , one may be doctor or ward boy , one may be I.T. professional or property manager , but we share one thing in common and that is uncertainties of life.
As I monitor chirag’s condition and hope for best , voice of 17 year old chirag echos in my ears. “Life is short , we must keep working for our future but at same time we must enjoy every moment of life, one never knows whether there is tomorrow or not” . You are right chirag but I know this phase shall pass , you are inspiration for many and I am sure you would see through this phase too…