On the sad demise of Shri Amar Singh Sahib, I recount a very personal memory that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Shri Amar Singh was a newly elected Rajya Sabha Member and he had invited me to come and meet him at his Delhi residence. As we sat across his bedroom, we spoke about various topics under the sun. We dint realise how it became dawn to dusk as time seemed to move fast in this enjoyable yet intimate conversation. We spoke for a delightful four hours filled with enriching stories and life occurrences.

In our entire conversation, I vividly remember this one so well. Shri Amar Singh said ‘Deepak, tu pagal hai, doston ke liye,’ to which I instantly said, ‘but aapke jaise dosti koi nahi nibha skata,’ and we both laughed. Among other things he also shared with me about how his relations became bitter with Shri Amitabh Bachchan. He was a compassionate and humble human being. Well-respected, jovial and always treated everyone with warmth. He was fond of old Bollywood songs. He would sing and enact all the actions of that particular song while thoroughly enjoying it. When I look back I am left with a smile which is a mark of all the sweet memories I have had with him. He will always remain very close to my heart.

Prayers for his departed soul.

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