Perry Mason series and Tom Brown’s school days were my favourite! In fact Tom Brown’s School Days was a book he won when he was in sixth standard.
I cannot imagine my Nanaji as a little boy. I have always seen him in a turban with a jolly smile and twinkling eyes.
In fact it was his beard and twinkling eyes that led me to believe that he was in fact Santa Claus! He did have a godown full of toys and would let me take as many as I wanted back home. He did not live on the North Pole but Mt. Abu did experience sub zero temperatures in the winters. So my theory completely checked out. J
Check the photographs. Isn’t the resemblance uncanny?
My Nanaji encouraged me to a voracious reader. I cherish the numerous books he has given till date. In fact half the books in my book shelf have been gifted by him.
Along with loving books, he taught me the importance of sharing them with others. I ensure that I donate my pre loved books to a nearby library so that others can enjoy them.
Do you know that my Nanaji is past 70 and has a blog? Yep, he blogs at http://holyabu.blogspot.in/whenever he finds time. Do check his posts out, they are wonderful and I am not partial because he is my Nanaji.
Whenever I write something, I know for sure, that he will be amongst the first ones to read it and write something nice about it.