Sometimes, first impression is not last impression. I met this guy in 2nd year training during engineering studies. He first appeared to be damn arrogant, selfish and an idiot. Though, I agreed that he had brains, but I used to say to my friends that I will not talk to him ever. I don’t know how in those 2 months he became my friend. Though, we never shared anything but I knew he will be around me whenever needed. I used to fight him a lot. He never used to be on time, never used to call up, not even drop a mail. Imagine this guy made me wait for him at a mall for one and half hour. If it would have been any goddamn other person, I would have never talked to him again in my life. But I don’t know why this never happened with him. He came, smiled and said “Woh didi ko parlour drop karna tha.” Though, I had word with didi 5 minutes back and she said that he had left way before. But still we were friends. Lots of ups and downs came in our respective lives. He never told me anything. Many a times it would months that we would have talked. But then still I knew I have a lovely friend.
Then I got my job in Gurgaon and there we talked a lot. I got to know about his recent developments in life. I was really happy, but every time I felt he never did justice to our friendship. He never spoke me of any of his troubles. Meanwhile I got married. He didn’t come to my wedding; of course he had a reason, as always, that he had his semester exams. I just laughed.
Today we are in two different cities. I had been angry over him from past 2 months. I don’t even know if he has realized it. Kabhi kabhi mann karta hai usko bahut maaroon… but I know he would just gimme a smile and say “Guppi…aisa nahi hai re… “ and would smile.
His name is Akash Gupta. He is on blog world. But he visits my blog only when I visit his blog. Of course it’s his attitude. Today is his birthday. And I want to wish you all the happiness in life. I wrote this blog just because I want to tell you that you are a special person in my life and will always remain. Though, I don’t know how much you consider me as your friend, but yeah if I need you I will call you in middle of night (Even if you get married).
So Mr. Akash Gupta, A very very Happy Birthday to you!!!