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
I am poornima's friendand class-mate at SJCE Mysore.I know shashi as a shcool going boy.He was very active,mischivous ,a bundle of energy .It was very hard to believe that he is nomore.even now while conversing to his family without my knowledge i take his name.He was darling to his sisters.I am sure shashi where ever you are you also will be missing this family.I pray almighty to give strength to this family to bear the loss and peace to his soul
We worked together at Wipro and played cricket on Sundays. Shashi was excellent at whatever he did. I always remember his smiling face, he was smart, intelligent and very witty. He nick-named me "baba" when I tried to keep a goatee beard.
Shashi visited me in california during thanksgiving of 2000, we drove to Lake Tahoe and learned skiing. We had lot of fun there, what I didn't know is that's the last time I would see him.
Shashi you are an inspiration to your friends and colleagues, you showed us how to live every moment of your life, to its full extent. May God rest your soul in peace and give lots of strength to your near and dear ones.
This is Venkatesh, from Saraswathipuram, Mysore. I am very sorry to know about this tragedy. Convey my condolences to your parents and if you get a chance call me or e-mail me your address and phone number. I would like to talk to you. I know your are very busy with your work but when u get a minute drop a line. My mother sends her regards to you and your family.
Bye for now
I was new in Wipro but Shashi made my start in Wipro to me more fun, he was very friendly and made friends in no time. Shashi was my team lead while working on a project for American Express. He then along with Kiran moved to Phoenix and I replaced him at Bangalore. He was technically brilliant and used to guide us from Phoenix, we received lot of client appreciation for the projects we executed at American Express. Later in 2000 I moved to Detroit and Shashi moved to WTC. The day of 9/11 I was watching the WTC on fire and tried to send several emails to Shashi and called other friends in NYC. I was shocked when I saw the towers coming down. Till now its hard to believe Shashi is no more with us. No words to describe the loss as a friend, team lead , colleague and a fun loving person he was...
Buddy.. if you are watching us from up there , I just want to tell you that you will always be in memories of your friends and family.