Ranjan was to host the special Holi edition of WPP Stream Asia in Jaipur. His flights were booked. However, he chose to fly to a different destination called Heaven. And I am sure he will be watching us from there, showering his love and blessings.

I have many memories of Ranjan but there is this special one that I want to share with all of you, dear streamers-
On a wintery afternoon in Jan 15 Ranjan called to check if it was ok for him to miss the team meeting scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Jaipur, a few hours before Stream was going to open. I wasn’t comfortable but I was aware of his seniority and hesitatingly requested if he could come earlier.

He tells me, “Apoorva, I hate morning flights so will you give me a room for an additional night and promise me that we can have a drink together once I reach the hotel.”
That was Ranjan – the legendary adman to the world, a thorough gentleman and an endearing child to me.
You can’t be missed, for you will never be forgotten, Ranjan. RIP Always.
If you have a memory with Ranjan- please do share here.

Ella Kieran


An invisible dog

I'm not sure how it came to be, but the very first time Ranjan and I spoke - he convinced me he had a dog. This became a long running joke until I finally visited him in Mumbai, and realised that he had been pulling my leg. It's barely a story now, more like a moment, but for me, it speaks to the person, who despite status and wisdom, was always in for a good joke. Paternal, kind, always full of humour, busy drawing or cooking. A true hero, and I only knew Ranjan for such a short time. I was fortunate.

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