Shashikiran was born on the 31st day of January 1975 (as per records 13th Jan 1975) to a middle income family having totally 5 children. Shashi as he was called was the youngest of the brothers and sisters. He has 3 elder sisters and 1 brother. I am the eldest of all.
The age difference between the eldest child and Shashi was 13 years. Being the youngest he received the love and affection from every one in the family. Everybody contributed for his welfare, upbringing, joy and happiness. He used to socialize with anyone and everyone within a short span of time. He has made lots and lots of friends. Wherever he used to go and work he used to become one among them and people used to miss him a lot whenever he had to move over to another assignment.
He got the right kind of education, support from the family and he came up in flying colours. He completed Engineering Degree and was successful in getting employment in WIPRO, a software company of India. He joined WIPRO during 1995 and has served at various countries like Singapore, Japan and USA as Software Engineer. Before aspiring to go to WTC, NY he was in
Phoenix working for a project at American Express Bank. There again the people at Amex have appreciated his work and have given him an appreciation letter.
Shashi always looked for tougher assignments, which would increase his knowledge and brighten his skills. He used to work for 16 to 18 hours a day and whenever warrants he used to overstay.
Apart from work he used to play cricket, tennis, read fiction, see movies and socialize a lot. He loved the kids in the family. Music was his passion. He has various CDs of old Hindi film hits, recent pop music collections. He had three nieces and two nephews. The kids used to have a lot fun whenever he was around. Shashi was the brightest most cared person of the family. He was very ambitious, adventurous person too.
He was having a sports bike at India and owned a sport car at phoenix. He used to travel a lot by bike. Even at U S A he has used his car to travel a long distance. He wanted to do his MBA as his elder brother, at New York. He wanted to work at WTC. He used to tell us to work at WTC is a prestigious job. But fate has swallowed him at WTC. On 30th May we watched the final ceremony/zero level and lost all our hopes.
Now we are always living in his memory, his whispering voice, laugh, jokes etc., and still believe that he will come back for holidays. In his last message that is on 10th Sept 2001, he sent us a message that he will watch the autumn and send us the picture of the season. Because everybody says that autumn will be very special. We are still waiting for the season and the pictures…………….
Each and every person of the Shashi’s family.
KADABA LAKSHMIKANTHA, FATHER
NAGARATHNA T S, MOTHER
SHAMALA MANMOHAN, ELDEST SISTER
MURALIDHARA K L, ELDER BROTHER
POORNIMA MANJUNATH, ELDER SISTER
SUMA PRASAD, ELDER SISTER