When we look back and think of Ravi’s happiest moments, all of us remember it to be the ones when his friends got jobs or cracked some competitive exams. His exact words, filled with his unique effervescent laughter and smile used to be - “Sade, tune phod diya”.
Ravi Goyal, our brother from REC Nagpur, was universally liked across the batches for his utmost honesty, love for his friends, and his passion and zeal to follow the right thing. He was always full of energy and ready to go to any extent to help his friends. There was no one and there will not be anyone like Ravi.
He was a unique talent, who could solve entire Irodov even after 20 years of our graduation. His stress buster during university exams was to pick up Irodov or Resnick/Halliday and start solving physics problems. It will be difficult for any one of us not to remember him whenever we discuss concepts of physics. He could have easily cracked UPSC or IES but he wanted to follow his passion of becoming a software engineer. There was no convincing him once he had made up his mind. Ours batch of 2001 was an unlucky one - we graduated in the middle of the recession and a lot of us had to wait for up to 2 years to start the jobs that we had got during the campus recruitment. Ravi too started his professional life late, but he did accomplish what he dreamt of.
He gave all of us so much happiness and joy but left us so suddenly. His departure has left an immense void in all our lives. There is no one to cheer us on selflessly as we move forward in our careers. It's not fair that a good human being like Ravi will not be able to see his children grow up.
We can’t even imagine how shattered his wife and two young kids maybe.While nothing can fill this void in their life, we can make an effort to support and safeguard the education for his two children.