Mithun Madhusudan, 5th Year Undergraduate Student, Patel Hall, shares his sense of grief on the unfortunate death of a friend in the following words.
I am not one given to extreme displays of emotion, but memories of Ankik Dhar cannot be penned down without it, for that was the kind of person he was.
It’s always hard to deal with death. Each of us has our own ways. Some prefer to let it all out, some bottle up everything and wait for the pain to pass. This piece is my attempt at remembering Ankik.
Ankik Dhar, or Tempo Da, as he was known by seniors, batch mates and juniors alike, was never one to do anything without giving 200%, which is made obvious by all that he achieved in four years of his stay at IIT Kharagpur. An ace student of the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, governor of the Bengali Technology Dramatics Society (BTDS), Inter IIT goalkeeper, and an all round dependable person. I would not be exaggerating if I said that a majority of us who knew him here were in awe of him. A gem of a person, his moments of brilliance carried us through to victory many a time.
Ankik, we will miss your voice ringing through the corridors of Patel Hall, we will miss the exuberance that brightened our dramatics practices, and pushed us to better performances, we will miss your shouts from the goalpost to the strikers on the football field, we will miss your finger tip saves, we will miss your lopsided walk and your madness in the wings.
Patel Hall and IIT Kharagpur will miss you. But you will live on in our hearts. Forever.
Update: Here is a page created by his batch mates from the Department of Electronics, IIT Kharagpur.