Remembering Prashant

This morning I found out that one of my students from long ago had passed away.

My first International trip as a trainer was to Bangalore, India, back in 1998.

I have many memories from the trip and most of the students from that course are still working for the company.

bangalore india, training, travel, India, The Dominion, studentsThat training long ago was a challenge as I was teaching a large number of engineers on quite a few products. It was also during my first year of teaching for the company. We had also just set up our office in India, so it was important to have trained engineers.

bangalore india, training, travel, India, The Dominion, studentsI look at this picture and reflect on the careers of these students. Many are in leadership positions today. I still see some of them in Zoom meetings, and several of them have also been certified as trainers by me. Unfortunately, that means I have not been to India for a very long time to conduct training.

bangalore india, training, travel, India, The Dominion, studentsWe had a great time in that first course and had a lot of fun. I remember the cartoon Prashant made of me.

bangalore india, training, travel, India, The Dominion, studentsWe also worked long hours and some of use were a bit tired. Prashant paid me back by taking a similar picture on a later trip when I was jet-lagged and taking a nap during a break.

bangalore india, training, travel, India, The Dominion, studentsIt was a memorable course that I will always remember, especially the friendships that were made and have endured for so many years.

bangalore india, training, travel, India, The Dominion, studentsPrashant lived in Bangalore where the training was always held when I went to India and he would always stop by the training venue when I was there.

Through the years I have worked with Prashant through e-mail and more recently through Zoom. It has been good working with him through the years. His family is in my prayers tonight.

A lot of memories today.

Steven

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