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I'm an ex-Capt. (NDA-IMA)...left the army because of an accident (lost right shoulder and of course, the rest of it)...got hold of life...became a leftie...started driving and writing with left...took CAT & GMAT...joined and left ISB after 20 golden days...joined IIM Ahmedabad from there...PGP 2007 - 2009...currently in Hyderabad... Well, Life is iffy !!





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Quotes I live by...

  • Stretch out your limits once a while...lest you lose your elasticity... (recent offhand thought)
  • It's better to burn out, than fade away (Neil Young)
  • This too shall pass...
  • Shit happens...Life Goes on... (adapted from Forrest Gump)
  • Don't be sad, it's over...be glad, it happened !!
  • He Knows not his own strength, who hath not met adversity - Ben Johnson
  • Do whteva you want...Don't get caught !! (NDA)
  • Rules are like rulers...some can be bent, others can be broken :)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Accident...

Contd…

>Course was going on fine…was among the top-notch ones…getting good scores…one fine day…22Dec2004, disaster struck n struck really hard…was going on my bike...on the way from an official get together....around midnight, 2330hrs...

>Ostensibly, acc to eyewitnesses, a tractor-trolley overtook another bike…came on wrong side of the road…came face-2-face at the last moment…it was dark…cudn’t mk out d extent of the trolley part…Trolley hit my right shoulder head-on…lost consciousness…She (yes, the same lady officer) was sitting behind…she had a knee facture, fortunately cell was workin… called my coursemates…few of them came…luckily an empty civil car came…took us to d hosp…

>Died by d time I reached d OP table bcoz of blood loss…Surgeons were brought in from Ahmedabad…came overnight…spent the night finding d best way out, had to amputate the arm though…was given 17-18 units of blood…within 2 dayz, Tsunami happened…crisis everywhere…

>Became conscious on 03 Jan ‘05…felt as though a mosquito was biting my right hand…finally a doc broke the news…everbody was lookin at me to see my reaction…Said through d fractured jaw… “Okay, get me some chocolate shake please”…could feel the humor in d atmosphere thereafter…

> Quite a huge list of damages to my infrastructure, no head-injury though, thnx 2 d helmet…

> The NDA mentality took charge… “It could’ve been worse buddy!! Cud have been much worse…u’re still well-off with just one loss”…So d spirits were high…teeths were missing, jaws fractured…tht didn’t deter me 4m havin shakes n chocolates!! Hand was missin,one leg in plaster…tht didn’t deter me from doin one-hand push-ups…

> It is the way you take-on life…you either “exist” or “live” it to the fullest…thz wht keeps you going...

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kudos to you!!!Hug!

Ashish said...

It will be a real pleasure to meet you. Waiting to catch ya on campus!

Harish said...

My eyes are wide open and I have literally gone blank after reading about your accident...You are the Man Dude!! What a Spirit of Life you have!! Wish you All the luck I must have ever wished to anyone. Would Love to meet you one day.

Anonymous said...

Cheerz dude.. n I thought my life sucked.. What a kid i was
Salute u sir

Rajat Mishra said...

Thanks everybody...Thanx a lot...

avinash said...

thats like a real soldier. you have done us all proud buddy. wish you great success ahead.

Ajith said...

Hats off to you man..You are a soldier in its true sense :)

Vatsal said...

That is what I call will power of a true soldier. Hats off!! Meet you at WIMWI.

Deepak said...

U rock man !

I am glad u are going to be my batchmate, hope to learn from u a lot :)

Deepak

Partha said...

Rajat!

I don't know how to say but my eyes are full of tears after reading this... You are unique and the way you handled all these things will inspire me for the rest of my life.

Let me introduce myself: I am Partha, basically from Assam. I have done my schooling in KVs and so I have always been close to the Army people. I am going to do MBA this year... I have converts from L and I and I am praying my WL @ B gets converted!

I would love to meet you some day!!!

Take care and all the best for everything in life... And I hope you two get married! :)

Partha said...

M sorry! I did not see the post where u wrote that you guys almost broke up!!!

Anyways it is indeed better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all!!!

Cheers!

Rajat Mishra said...

Thanks for thosse words buddy,
Wishing you ATB for the admits!! Hope u convert B'...

ciao

Shradha said...

I am just too speechless to say anyting.keep your spirits high always.You are an inspiritaion for people.God bless u

Anonymous said...

You are a leader.May you achieve glittering success in career and fulfillment in life.
~Suman

Rajat Mishra said...

Thanx Shradha and Suman,
Wishing everybody a very successful life ahead!!
ciao

jat said...

You really leave me speechless, I am inspired to read how could you get over such tragic happenings at such a young age. I wish you all the best.

Rajat Mishra said...

Thanx a lot buddy!!
Wish u ATB for all ur future endeavours...

ciao

himanshu said...

respect...

viraj mehta said...

bhai,,, hats off to you.,,,
i salute you sir,.,. not because ur an army soldier but ur a real soldier who lives in dreams of every kid ,,,,

congrats for IIM-A,u deserve it sir,.,
and best of luck for future

Rajat Mishra said...

@Himanshu, thanx man!

@Viraj,
Thanks for those words buddy, very motivating!!
Wish you ATB for ur future endeavors...

princeparas said...

Jindgi Jindadili ka naam hai. Suna tha. aur aaj jana bhi. Hatsoff to u sir.

Rajat Mishra said...

Thanx buddy....one of my mottos is - "Live Life, while u still can..."

Rajat said...

hats off to you man!!!

will meet you some day..
definitely...

Sumeet said...

You're just like the Sphinx that has risen frm the ashes...only the Sphinx does it just once in a lifetime....

Btw...were you in EME School Vadodra ?

Rajat Mishra said...

Thnx buddy....Yup...itz d same EME School Vadodara...

durga said...

Great sir.. No words to express my feelings. Salute you sir..

Himanshu said...

Sir, you set the datum of NEVER-DIE-ATTITUDE.. I m soon going to join IAF... and wanna meet you... Hats off Sir..

Rajat Mishra said...

@Durga,
Thanks a lot
@Himanshu
That's great to hear budy...wish you all the best !!

Arjun Kumar said...

This is a story of grit that inspires us. In a world where people react only to material gain, here is a rare example of believing in values that truly matter.

Rajat Mishra said...

Thanks for those words Arjun !

ANIL WILL RETURN... said...

just came across ur blog on pagalguy while i was searching for some gd pi material....

and after going through ur first few posts....all i wanted to say is..
"I Salute U Sir..."

The spirit of life u have shown/are showing/will show in life is really motivating..wish i meet u some day..somwewhere...somehow!!!
May god bless you sir...

Rajat Mishra said...

Thanks a lot Anil, I wish you all the best for your prep and experience with PG !!

Anonymous said...

u rock man...u epitomize what human spirit truly is...i am at iim a too...u will always inspire me..here and everywhere!!

prashant said...

sir i am preparing for nda and i am in 10thclass .my frnd tell about nda taht why you dont give nda test when ur in 12th or after 12th .i dont know nda what it stands for but after i think why to hesitate to see nda and nda sites so i can understand what it stands for.then i suddenly fond my aim and my lakshya and from 8th to till 10th i know every thing about nda and what it stands for .i am preparing for it .my preparation goes on with very high sighted aim in my mind sir but one thing i want to tell hats off to you sir i have sent fr rq please accept it. i have some question abot nda exam and ssb my fb id is https://www.facebook.com/ndamylife

Anonymous said...

hats off to u sir...u r a real soldier....such a great inspiration...may god bless u n give u lots of happiness...

Rajat Mishra said...

Thanks a lot everyone :), been a while since I last blogged. Trying to finish penning down my "book", whenever I get time :).
Regards