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.