To start with Iâ€™m not a great admirer of teachers as I was always a below average student in my academics. But as usual Iâ€™ve my handful teachers who were very supportive and helped me come up. So these are the great ones to whom Iâ€™d like to pay my TRIBUTES;Â
Jacqulin: She was my class teacher when I was in Class II in Alpha Matriculation Higher Secondary School, CIT Nagar, Chennai. She was young & good looking. I always had her affection and she was very supportive to me. Since she was a primary class in charge she did play an important role in my career. But she help to lay good foundation which was helpful in later stages.
Poonam Motwani: She took Biology when I was in Class IX in AV.Meiyappan Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Virugambakkam, Chennai. Class IX I came terribly low in my academics but I really excelled in Sports. In this year I represented my school in Zonals in Football, Basket Ball & Athletics. Poonam mam was newly married then and was a fresher to profession also she was gorgeous in her looks. I was pet student of Poonam mam as I was very naughty, mischievous & bottom topper in the class. She treated me like her brother and she really took lot of pains to improve my standards. But all her results ended in vain as I didnâ€™t show any interest to learn. The very next year her husband got transferred and she left Chennai and Iâ€™m not sure where she lives. But Iâ€™ve high regards for her.Â
Malathy: She took English when I was in Class IX, Class XI, Class XII in AV.Meiyappan Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Virugambakkam, Chennai. English is one subject which I was above average. Malathy mam was my well wisher and she keeps advising me to choosing a career path and she has shared a lot of her personal with me. She is one special person and Iâ€™d keep her at No.1 position compared to other teachers. After my schooling I didnâ€™t take efforts to maintain contact with her and I feel ashamed for that.Â
Usha Sundar: She was my HOD in by UG where I did Bachelors in Computer Science from Dhanraj Baid Jain College, Thoraipakkam, Chennai. She is one lady who stood as inspiration in my life for her courage and for her problem solving skills. Also today I dedicate my success to her. During farewell day she said;Â
â€œYou are all ending a life which is just filled with Fun and no worries.
You were shielded by your parents.
Now you are stepping into real world.
Real world is so cruel.
If you are successful it will take as its own success.
If you fail it will treat you miserably.
So, donâ€™t take Success for Granted;
Failures to your heart;
Best of Luck.â€
All these words hit me hard and since I ventured into business immediately after college I came across all the things she said and her words helped me to overcome struggles. You can understand as you can see Iâ€™ve typed her golden words even after 9 years. Again this lady is my courage, inspiration and a mentor.
Raghu Iyer: This man is a real legend when it comes to Finance, Teaching & Humor. He enlightened me by showing power of Ms-Excel as a tool to maintain finance. He really inspired me with his teaching style that I started developing admiration for Finance. He was my Finance professor at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai.
In this list Iâ€™m in touch with Usha Sundar Mam & with Raghu Iyer thru linkedin.com. With other Iâ€™ve lost tough once after 1986 with Jacqulin, 1994 with Poonam & 1997 with Malathy. Let me see the power of internet and see if Iâ€™m able to get in touch with them.
Once again let me thank these important people as without you all Iâ€™m not what Iâ€™m today.