Lalit and i knew each other through anuvrat who is a brother to me. I met him at his home when I came to see anuvrat. Lalit was anuvrat`s younger brother, he was 3 years younger to us and was full of energy.
In his conversations one could see that he was a dreamer, though bit childish in his approach towards life which was obvious since he was just 17 then.
He dreamt of great glory, an ever lasting fame, wealth and obvious (at his age) marrying his childhood love whose name i was not able to get. Though he would mention about her now and then during conversations and when i use to go to his home, i could always find him in conversation over his phone.
His mother use to fondly tell me about him that he was the leader of his pack and was always there to help his friend , a fact reestablished by his friends admission of it. His father too had great dreams about him planning to get him into IAS, it was his fathers` wish that he was studying engineering as he once told me that how he could not see his fathers dreams shattered and would do whatever possible in his power to bring them to reality.
His parents now morn the untimely demise of their beloved young son , father wary of future and mother submerged in a complete state of shock unable to eat or drink.
In all he was a boy possessed with the will to be different , with a desire to be glorious so that his family name became famous.
Anuvrat once told me that Lait`s birth date collides with that of Adolf Hitler and we joked how he would rule the world, but it seems twist of fate that he had to lose his life at a tender age of 20 years being crushed by a blue line bus which was trying to overtake the one he was boarding when he was coming home after attending the classes at Jamia Millia Islamia university where he was studying civil engg.
Now the question remains as to how many young lives does it takes or how many fathers` dreams need to be shattered before these blueline buses menace will put to an end by Delhi govt or Indian blood is of no importance but when a foreigner might get crushed during commonwealth games, may be that might force government to take notice. Mr Haroon Yusuf, the transport minister of Delhi once told to every one (and this is 2 years back) that blueline buses will be stopped (when a bus had killed entire family traveling on scooter and destroyed a car with it).
India is suppose to have 65% of it population as young and they are for developing of a nation but how would that dream be possible when young are being killed on a daily basis on streets of Delhi and drivers of these killer buses are roaming free.
It is about time that something needs to be done and if it is again the people of India who need to raise their voice against this daily murder , then so be it.
I ask u all who read this to please join in the march we will be having in memory of lalitaksh or lalit as his parents and family use to call him and fight for not only him but for all those who died on streets of Delhi just because a blueline bus driver could make more profit….on the cost of a young life……