“Sar jhukaoge toh fir, pather devta ban jayega,
itna mat chaho usse, woh bewafa ban jayega,
tum toh dariya ho, jise apna safar maloom nahi,
jis taraf bhi bah chale, aasman ban jayega”
“Bachchon ke chote chote hathon ko, chand sitare chune doh,
Char kitabein padh kar yeh ,
Hum jaise ho jayenge.”
“Kaun aaya hai yahan, koi bhi na aayaa hoga,
In Hawaon ne, mere ghar ka darwaza,
Khat khataya hoga.
This has reference to February 29,2008 when my Mgt. Guru,Teacher and Colleague as well as College Senior at La Martiniere College, Lucknow, passed away due to a massive heart attack.
He was not keeping good health, but even if today, 23rd March 2008, nearly a month has passed, hardly any person close to him,taught by him,knowing him, believes that Mateen Sir, is no more.No more those sher and shayeries which made me use them as frequently as he used to in the MBA Classroom within the Mgt. context not out of the blue out of context which people with scant knowledge of mgt. did.
Mateen Sir served Lucknow University, since 1975, the LUMBA,Dept.of Business Administration,under the Dept. of Commerce after his initial primary and secondary education at La Martiniere College,Lucknow.He was an ardent passionate player of Golf.Member of the Golf Club.To me, when I was struggling,without a guide,a teacher,a mentor,a guru of mgt., in my PGDM-HRM Program from IGNOU New Delhi at my study centre JNDC/KKC College Lucknow in 1994-95 he guided me to study from Essentials Of Mgt. by Koontz,O’Donnell and Weihrich, Mac Graw Hill Publications, New York,USA,Peter Drucker-Management-People,Practice and Philosophies,etc.
Not only did I score the highest marks in HRM but also my later association with him as Mgt. Guru at MMEM and MBA Marketing IMS New Campus LU made it a lasting relationship.
I salute you Mateen Sir….