Yogen Dalal (456)
Mayo College (1961-1966)
My friend Anvar Alikhan passed away on December 26. He was only 66 and a year younger than I am. His contemporaries at Mayo will recall a cheerful, smiling young boy who had a creative streak. If we dig up old Mayoors from our time I am sure we'll find many articles by him! I'm sure Gibson admired his creativity and articulateness. This talent led him into advertising, and then later in life he developed a wonderful behind-the-scenes investigative journalistic curiosity. Many of you have read that he (and I for that matter) were at Cathedral High School in Bombay (Mumbai) at the same time as Salman Rushdie, or that Alan Turing lived in India.
Anvar was a gentle soul who saw good everywhere and had the magic touch for storytelling. He brought joy to those who knew him and to those who read what he wrote.