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August 2007

Mrityunja Singh: Continuing to Groom Young Minds

Capt. Mrityunja Singh
Mayo College, Batch of 79-80

Meetu Though I joined Mayo after Mr. Gibson had retired, I do have two memories of the good man that I would like to share:

1) Gibson sahib had come to preside over the Inter-House Boxing Championships of 1978, in which I won a very tight bout.  I was very pleasantly surprised, when a few weeks later, whilst he was driving around Mayo in his Jeep, he spotted me, remembered my name, and congratulated me on a good effort!

2) The other story is about my room mate, a rustic Rajput, whom on request from his father, Mr. Gibson took under his wing to polish up his social skills during the summer holidays!!

It is truly amazing to see the commitment of this man, who in spite of having retired from active teaching, continued to groom young minds.

To state the obvious, he surely is resting in peace...