Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Sachin, 15

My son, Sachin, turned 15 today. Sachin is named after great music composer Sachin Dev Burman.

When I had been enaged to be married, one saturday, we usually used to meet on saturdays, I and my would be wife were sitting on a bench in the local park. I suddenly said to her that after marriage we will have a son and we will name him Sachin. I looked at her after saying this expecting her to say something in return, but she just shyly nodded her head in consent, and of course blushed. I had bored her to death with my priase for songs of Sachinda and Panchamda and had played for her numerous songs of Sachinda and Panchamda, as she too has liking for Hindi film songs. She had said what if it is a girl. I am sure, it will be boy, I had said. If it is a girl, you can choose the name for her, I had said, after a few moments pause.

True to my prophecy, Sachin was born to us next year, on August 23, 1991. When mine and her relatives come to meet my wife and our newborn in the hospital, their first question, as in most such cases usualy is, what name you will be giving it to the baby. We readily told them it will be Sachin and nothing else.

Well, Sachin has turned 15 today. And he is getting taller day by day. He has inherited my shyness and smile and good manners.

Cross-posted from my other Blog Raju's world .


Kusum said...

This is so cute, belated birthday wishes for your son, but Rajuji, sindhi's main to kundali bankar alphabet choose karte hain na naam ke liye?

Raju Bathija said...

Kusum: Thanks for the comments.

Yes sindhi main kundali banakar namkaran karte hain. Sachin's alphabet according to his kudali was K, and the name put in kundali, could you belive it, is Khiyomal, by our family priest. Sometime we tease him with this name. Sachin and all of us at home, love his name Sachin. He is only one Sachin in his class and maybe at School.

Kusum said...

Khiyomal!! LOL! Thats hilarious :D ya , Sachin is a cute name.

Raju Bathija said...

Kusum: agreed, Sachin is cute name.