Rupert and Princess Ratniah
I met Rupert in 1976 in Madras at a course we
both attended called Business Management at Datamatics. After I moved on to Bangalore I
lost touch with him and most of my friends in Madras.
In 1983-84 Rupert surfaced from nowhere and
called me in Bangalore at work and asked if I remembered him. From then on I have
continually kept in touch with him and Princess a lovely lady he married. Bangalore had
been an enjoyable and very rewarding experience for me and Mary with friends like Rupert
and Princess and another of my close Friend Ravi Joseph.
On the right is a photo of another of my close
friend Ravi Joseph. Ravi like me studied in Doveton Corrie School in Madras. I think he
was 1 year juniour to me. When I went on to get my degree from Madras Christian College he
went on to study at Loyola College. Ravi also later on joined me at Bangalore. He was
transfered with Indian Airlines. In Bangalore Mary and myself had a great bond and
friendship with Ravi who was only a bachelor then. He later married Sujatha a wonderful
person from Madras who he knew in the past.
Kirubakaran is another long lost friend
suddenly come to life. One cold July morning Kiruba rings and asks if I recognise his
voice and his name. To tell the truth I didn't. Anyway I invite him to stay with us and
pursue his US visa at the US embassy. Kiruba was a good friend of mine sometime around
1973-76. It seems he's been telling my kids that I broke his nose when I was teaching him
boxing. I wish him and his wife Dr.Kasturi a great future in the Springfield.
Jubilee is the sister of Mary's close friend
at WORLD VISION Madras. We have known Jubilee since the time she immigrated to N.Z in
1994. We developed a close friendship from the time she stayed with us to write her
medical exams for NZ registration and her subsequent move to live and work in Dunedin in
NZ. Juby has become a very close and special friend to all of us.She is currently the
Registrar for Pshychiatry in the Dunedin Hospital