Every Deepavali I am reminded of my tutor Mr Murthy in Kazipet Warangal. He used to come to our house to teach me, my brother and sister.

I was only 6 or 7 yrs old. Every Deepavali he would bring us ‘patakhas’ and we used to look forward to this.


Once I went to his house. He lived in a humble dwelling but had a big heart.

I remember when I came 1st in the Fatima Girls School in Kazipet ..3rd or 4th class he presented me with an Oxford dictionary which I still cherish.


I once tried visiting him in Kazipet, Warangal but he had moved house.  I will always be indebted to Mr Murthy  – my teacher for teaching me humility, kindness, appreciation and sharing with others no matter how much or little you have.

I shall always pray for him and his family.  Sorry sharing some inner feelings for my teacher at Deepavali!