Impact

Meet the revived Shravana embodied in a father’s soul

He says it was all god’s wonders.

He believes in his son’s vision.

He is a father, not an ordinary one, but he made sure to make his son live, to be A REASON.

An hour passed by, I had to meet this man whom I had been observing from the first day of my college. He entered with an expression of joy and loyalty, his son grabbing his arms for support.

He drops his son to lecture room, waits all day long for his lectures to end, reads something in the library. Son arrives and they leave with conversations  This is his routine. 

I grabbed an opportunity hence to strike a conversation with Mr. Dilip Bhatt – father Nikunj Bhatt. 

Nikunj is a student of Sanskrit at St. Xavier’s college and practises vocal music. He is visually impaired.

“Mujhe tasveer nahi khinchwani.”

He says rather hesitantly when I ask him if he would be okay if I take his picture. This is not going to be easy, I tell myself. This subject is certainly not a very easy person to talk with. 

“I worked at ISRO, retired now”, he says adding that he took his retirement willingly because Nikunj needed him. 

“Me and my wife have gone ventures with our son and are constantly on an endeavor to give him everything that a normal child gets. We want to make him just as independent as anyone else is. He has never disappointed us”

Nikunj is a promising student and a polished singer who has won various competitions. He seems zealous and gives me a demo of his singing skills. 

“My mother trained me in music”, he says. 

“We have no complaints and I am not doing anything extraordinary, really. I am happy to have the opportunity because am sure that my son would have done the same for me if I were him.”

It is time for Nikunj’s practise session. 

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Priyal Bhatia

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