It was year 2000 when I first noticed him. It was my first year of engineering and he was my classmate. There was nothing noticeable or specific about him except that he always wore baseball cap (I got to know the reason later- he was almost bald). He rarely communicates and seems busy in his own world. Later on we came closer through our mutual friends and we became very close friends. He was a very good and helpful human being. I am just trying to discuss the gist of his life and the difficulties he has face and the ultimate result.
As he passed his intermediate exams, he was unable to qualify for engineering. So he took admission in graduate course and kept trying for engineering. Finally he got admission after two years. Though he was having decent family background but he used to take tuitions for his pocket money. Everything was going fine till last exam of final year.
He was caught copying as an examiner notices a diagram on his calculator flap. He was found guilty and was punished for one year. He reappeared and qualified in next year. There was no campus selection for him and he was not having very good percentages so that he can try in privates. He was still taking tuitions without any surety of future. Finally, after a year we friends forced him to go to Delhi to search for job. After few interviews he was able to fetch a job at a meager salary of around 5k.
On his personal side, he was in love with a distant relative whose family was very rich. There was some unsaid affair between them but due to his devastated professional life he did not initiated anything. There were some indirect talks of their marriage between their families that was summarily rejected by girl's family.
Coming back to his job. His luck or hard work started showing colors now onwards. He switched to a client organization of his company. This was his first switch, that too just in 6 months. He soon gets an offer to visit Thailand on official visit. That was the first stamp on his passport.
With in a year he switched to another company, and got a chance to work onsite in Seychelles as project manager. With in a year, he became a rich person. Life started taking turns for him. The family that rejected him came back with the proposal. They are happily married now with a cute child.
Meanwhile he had done hair weaving and life is smiling without a cap and with family.
I don't know that whether it was his hard work or his luck. But one thing was sure that it was his determination.
Thank you Iqbal for your friendship and self-determination.