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Reji Rajan : Friend we love you

We love you

Funeral: St. Thomas Church, Kirkee , Pune

Monday: 2:30 p.m. 6th October

This is very difficult. Not everyone’s world famous, but there are people who are loved by all they meet. Reji Rajan, I could never call him that. For me he was always “Reggae” or “fatty.” It’s been exactly 4 years and 11 months we’ve known each other, we met in the last week of October in 2003, and probably today I know why the Oktoberfest always rang a bell.

Getting a job at Convergys helped us meet. We did everything young professionals do, parties, rebel, pass out and spend a lot of time together. We’ve spent days at an end together and never fought. We’ve gone to so many places together, travel was fun, but I know it’ll never be the same again. He has a free spirit, he loved taking off.

He loved wine, never smoked a cigarette, didn’t abuse and enjoyed being with people. Hard work, determination and a vision, he personified such measures. He worked at AXA, moved to 3G; I know he was doing well. We celebrated his birthday together this year. He handled it all as it came, success, situations, events and even the calling off of his wedding. He’s the heights of being funny. He always bought me chocolates, each time.

I’ll tell you something funny. He comes home one day and I’m like wait awhile, I’m just finishing. Then I’m like how come here, you’re supposed to be elsewhere. He’s like yes, then sits another 5 minutes and says I have a long holiday. So I’m like but that’s for a reason.  He says, yes, then laughs and says I know was to be married; don’t look so shocked the wedding got called off. He loved with his heart, people and religion. He always went through the lent period like a true Christian and converting to a Hindu was asking too much from a happy soul like him.

Our last meal was at Chaitanyas, and our last bottle of wine together was two oceans, last fast food, KFC, and last cake, his chocolate birthday cake. I never knew they’d be the end. I had no chairs at home; I had to get them super quick so Reggae could sit, because the recliner was uncomfortable. We watched sports together, news, discussed CPI (M) and all the funny people we’ve known. He loved Kerala and was a good mallu. Dear, we’ll miss you. Till death do us apart, and you will always live on.

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15 Comments »

  1. I am so speechless!!! all it brought to me was tears with slight smiles as i thought of the good times we all have spent together and which will never ever come back or repeated. Miss you Reggie!!!

    Comment by Sarika | October 6, 2008 | Reply

  2. there was never a bigger dictator than god, he is a merciless tyrant, I hate him

    Comment by shawnbrown | October 6, 2008 | Reply

  3. Such a tragic loss…I am sending a pray your way; I hope and wish that may you rest in peace wherever you are. Miss you Reji…
    Geetu I Hemrajani, Convergys 2003 Wave-1, Batch-2

    Comment by Viola | October 7, 2008 | Reply

  4. Rest in peace Reggae. Will always remember you, will always love you. No one deserves to go this way and even though I hardly met you in the past couple of years, it doesn’t matter now does it? Will always remember your laughing face and the barbeques we’d have at nobo’s place. Wish I found out earlier, I would have attended the funeral. Love you Reggu. Rest in peace.

    Comment by pixie | October 7, 2008 | Reply

  5. We’ll miss you forever Reggae.I can never forget you , your voice your smile, your laughter.You’d always be the one to keep in touch and now you’ve just left.Love you Reggae.

    Comment by Ruhi | October 7, 2008 | Reply

  6. Miss you Reji 😦

    Comment by zaid | October 7, 2008 | Reply

  7. Reji and I are childhood friends and being so far away I still can’t accept the fact that this has happened. The worst thing is we couldn’t even speak to each other one last time and I haven’t cried as yet coz my mind knows he’s gone but my heart refuses to believe. No matter what I’ll wlways miss you and love you…..

    Comment by Sunny | October 11, 2008 | Reply

  8. Hi Sunny,

    Are you his friend who’s in Australia.

    Comment by nabanita | October 11, 2008 | Reply

  9. Yes I am. Not sure if I know you… Wer you around when this happened??? have u known him for long??

    Comment by Sunny | October 12, 2008 | Reply

  10. he was my best boss ever and will always be, i was with him in Kashid and it was a honor to spend time with Reji, he has taught me almost everything i know, i miss him but i know that he is around looking over his team “TEAM REJI”. I love you Reji!!!

    Comment by hirdesh | October 31, 2008 | Reply

  11. Reji you’ve always been the best…..we all miss you…we love you alot…I have spend best of my days being part of your time and not being in your team….miss you calling a “TOM” and you calling me “JERRY”….miss you

    Comment by Sucheta Banerjee | November 21, 2008 | Reply

  12. Rej the best boss & a better freind so wish that we could have never gone to kashid, but yes will always remember the good things you have taught us “REJ you rock”… Miss you a lot

    Comment by Kapil Jawalkar | November 21, 2008 | Reply

  13. A friend, a brother, a mentor, a guide..Thank you for everything Reji..I was one of the lucky few who got the oppurtunity of meeting someone like you in life..You will live on in our memories forever..And we will make your dream come true..Love you my Friend!!

    Comment by Sidhant Arur | November 22, 2008 | Reply

  14. Rej,

    You are friend who has been there always, thru thick and thin… today when I have difficult times , I always look around to find you , to talk to you , cause you always gave me the right advise, and suddenly now its just an empty space, no one there, you know what I say to myself… I think if Rej would be here what would he say… and most of the times I get the answers… so friend even in an empty space you are hiding in a corner, love you and miss you always.

    Batul(Bats for you)

    Comment by Anonymous | December 2, 2008 | Reply

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