“Happy Birthday!” almost all my friends and acquaintances wish me on the 12th of December, not because it’s my birthday, but that’s the day my God, my Thalaivar was born. Anyone who’s met or spoken to me even for just a few minutes would know that Thalaivar has an inseparable place in my heart and life.
Having travelled all over the globe, I proudly claim that I live in a city that becomes home to everyone who sets foot here. “Madras Karan nu sollumbodhu vara perumai” and that smile is what makes this city the best place to live in.
Having studied in Bangalore for most of my life, my life experienced a tectonic shift when my father enrolled me into Sri Ahobila Math Oriental Higher Secondary School. I changed from wearing a blazer as a uniform to wearing a veshti and veebudhi patai to school. I cursed him under my breath and hated going to school every day. But then, this is where I found the best of people who have become an inseparable part of my life today. The beauty of Chennai’s culture is that you can break the ice with anyone by addressing them as akka or anna and they would go out of their way to make you feel at home. That’s how things worked for me too. I got to be a part of some of the most exciting projects including the launch of my favorite IPL team CSK – a memory that I will always cherish.
I currently work in a private firm, but continue to cherish my dream of being a filmmaker and to travel and explore new places. Life has been great and my Thalaivar’s words, “Un vazhakai un kaiyil,” have helped me cope with every challenge that came my way. The only thing that seems to be beyond this phrase is my desire to meet the man who mouthed these words on the screen and made me lose my voice screaming “Thalaivaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!” I wish that dream comes true too someday so I could come back and comment, “I Made It” on this post!
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