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Story: A Touching Farewell

This incident is not from a film but a true and real one.

It  is about a certain Mr Zavere Poonawala who is a well-known industrialist
in Pune.He had this driver named Gangadatta with him for the last 30 years
on his limousine, which was originally owned by Rajneesh which Mr Poonawala

had bought from him.




Gangadatta passed away recently and at that time Mr Poonawala was in Mumbai for some important work.As soon as he heard the news he canceled all his meetings requested the driver's family to await him for the cremation and came back immediately by a helicopter.

On reaching Poona he asked the limo to be decorated with flowers as he wished Gangadatta should be taken in the same car which he himself had driven since
the beginning. When Gangadatta's family agreed to his wishes, he himself drove

Gangadatta from his home upto the ghat on his last journey.




When asked Mr Poonawala was very sorrowful and replied that Gangadatta had served him day and night and he could at least do this being eternally grateful for him.He further added that Gangadatta rose up from poverty and educated both

his children very well.His daughter is a Chartered accountant and that is so
commendable.
His comment in the end is the essence of a successful life in all aspects- All
earn money which is nothing unusual in that, but we should always be grateful
to all those people who contribute for our success. This is the sanskara we have been brought up with which made me do what I did.

This is s a superb example of humanity.

Someone has so rightly said :
"Life is like a sea. We are moving about without end. Nothing remains with us.
What remains are just ... the memories of some people, who touched our lives
as waves..."

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