As the news trickled down to his team (he was a part of PwC BPS US L&D Digital Learning and was an elearning developer) there was one resounding reaction - disbelief. And not surprisingly so. It was not just about his untimely demise; Kumaresh was such a positive person that even till the night before he passed on he continued to reassure those around him that he was on his way to recovery.
This positivity was the key defining factor about him and which made him so dear to everyone. He was always quick to see the bright side of things.
The other fact about Kumaresh was his undying love for, and immense pride in, the TATA brand. When he spoke about the brand and TCS, in particular, the passion that came straight from his heart was unmistakable in his tone.
Now that the disbelief in his untimely demise is slowly turning into a grudging acceptance of the loss, we cannot stop thinking about those he has left behind. His wife and two sons now stand at a crossroad where they are forced to brave the vagaries of life without his support.
While we can never fathom or even make up for Kumaresh's loss and his absence from their lives, there is a small way in which we can try to extend our helping hands. We call on everyone to come forward and contribute through the Milaap platform. This is entirely voluntary and there is no maximum or minimum contribution limit - let your heart guide the limit knowing you are playing a part in securing his children's future.
Kumaresh was an avid marathon runner. With every contribution from you, big or small, we are sure he will be smiling down from his heavenly abode with the satisfaction of knowing his children are going to be able to conquer the long haul called life with a bit more ease.
So please go ahead. Disseminate the call for contribution as much as possible and play your part in this initiative.