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A tribute to my best friend — Tanmoy Shil

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Tanmoy Shil was the only son of blissful parents –Prasanta Shil and Dipanita Shil. He had a sister Shruti Shil. They dwelled at Ambari (Fatasil), Guwahati. He was my best friend. It was during our days in Don Bosco High School, Guwahati that we met and became the best pals ever since. Tanmoy was studious and a very passiote athlete. He was a brilliant football goalkeeper, a champion in school cricket tourment, basketball champion representing school in various inter-school competitions. He was an outstanding swimmer whereby he earned many laurels at State, Zol, and tiol levels.

He creditably passed Higher Secondary from Faculty School, where he was adjudged as “Mr. FACULTY” and was given felicitation by the Principal.

He had a keen interest to study B. Tech in Mechanical and duly got admission in Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Everything seemed to be falling in place for Tanmoy and his family as he was filly achieving his dreams unless until March 2016 when the most dreadful event occurred which turned the world of Tanmoy and his family upside down. My dear friend met with a tragic motorcycle accident in Bangalore which turned out to be fatal for him as he succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

As I could learn from his classmates staying in Hostel, Tanmoy and three of his friends had gone out early morning for a bike ride at Mysore road, which in fact is very common amongst the young boys in Bangalore. Although Tanmoy was a pro-biker, that very day seemed to be his unlucky day as he lost control of his friend’s bike he was riding on and became the victim of life which has given a death blow to his doting parents, younger sister and grandparents at Guwahati. Tanmoy passed away at a very early age of 19 yrs and 3 months. He may be gone but his memories are preserved in our heart forever. He will always be remembered as a dependable son, a caring brother and as an even better friend who never missed a single chance to stand by his near and dear ones in times of despair and grief. All the former classmates joined me to pray to Almighty for eterl peace of his soul.

—Pritam Choudhury

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