Tuesday, June 05, 2012

A Touching Farewell!.......

This is a story worth sharing !  
The BOSS honors his DRIVER of 30 years by driving his dead driver to his grave ! A TOUCHING FAREWELL indeed !
Specially for my Indian Readers......

This is about Mr. Zavere Poonawala who is a well-known industrialist in Pune (India). 

His driver named Ganga Datt has been with him for the last 30 years chauffeuring  his limousine, which was originally owned by Acharya Rajneesh. 

Ganga Datt passed away recently and at that time Mr. Poonawala was in Mumbai for some important work. 

As soon as he heard the news, he canceled all his meetings, requested the driver's family to await him for the cremation and came back to Pune immediately by a helicopter.

On reaching Pune, he asked the limo to be decorated with flowers as he wished Ganga Datt should be taken in the same car which he himself had driven since the beginning. 

When Ganga Datt's family agreed to his wishes, he himself drove Ganga Datt from his home up to the ghat on his last journey. 

When asked about it, Mr. Poonawala replied that Ganga Datt had served him day and night, and he could at least do this being eternally grateful to him. 

He further added that Ganga Datt rose up from poverty and educated both his children very well.

His daughter is a Chartered accountant and that is so commendable. 

His comment in the end, is the essence of a successful life in all aspects: 

“Everybody earns money, nothing unusual in that, but we should always be grateful to those people who contribute to our success.

 This is the belief, we have been brought up with, which made me do, what I did”. 

An inspiring example of humility.


Anonymous said...

wow, a very nice story... Thanks for sharing, Mr Robert. From raj

Robert Foo said...

Hi Raj,

Nice things should be shared. By any chance is Poonawala related to your family?

Tinyiko said...

Deep stuff. Thanks. It gives me a challenge of not taking people for granted, especialy when they are alive.

Robert Foo said...

Hi Tinyiko,

I know..cox you are a forgiving person.