Love has its own dimension and that dimension is unknown. Different people have different opinions toward love and their evaluation criteria have been drastically changed if we compare with past or old days. Some people fall in love “At first sight” where some not even “Multiple sights and continue their hunt” (May be they are too judgmental Or their defined parameters for the ideal one is not getting met).
Well love is controversial topic but at the end it gives a lovely feeling. Therefore, I thought to share a heart touching one sided love story of a person “Madhav”. It’s my first time to pick the character name from South India for the story and hoping you like this imaginative story & the way I shaped here.
The story begins here:
Madhav “An Orphaned Boy” who had grown up in a government orphanage in Chennai. This orphanage was located in a small village which was connected with mountains, rivers, trees, fields, animals, etc (In short – God gifted beautiful nature). Madhav was born in a family of strong moral values but horrible accident at his childhood had changed everything. He lost his family including mother, father & grandmother in a car accident at the age of 10 years. He was the only one who survived in the accident with broken hand and host of other wounds. He was in subconscious state when the local people evacuated him from the crushed car and admitted him to the hospital.
Initially he was responding slowly to the treatment provided to him but gradually after few days he responded very well and came out from dangerous situation. During the time when he was in under observation, hospital administration had published an article about his family in the newspaper so that relative could contact them. When no one contacted the administration then they decided to proceed with the funeral of Madhav’s family member.
Later, he was transferred to government orphanage. This orphanage was supported or funded by government and high class society people. Under the shelter of the beautiful nature and the love received from the new home, he almost erased the dark memories of his life.
“No matter how bad the circumstances are, don’t lose hope because after every dark night there comes a bright day – Anurag Prakash Ray”
God had given him a second life to continue the journey and discover the purpose of the life.
Madhav noted - The majority of orphanage children and elder person displayed a positive behaviour. He was welcomed very well and later developed a great bonding with all of them. He was an intellectual boy and having positive attitude to learn the new things.
He got an admission in government school and started his daily routine e.g. 7:30 AM to 1: 00 PM school, 2 hours daily sleep and then helping others in their work. At night, after finishing the dinner – He spends 2 hours for finishing the homework and early morning 4:00 am to 6:00 am – in learning & reading the things. His dedication toward the study and work impressed the people around him. Followed the same routine for many years with up & down, he completed his 10th standard with flying colors and decided to opt mathematic subject for 11th & 12th standard.
He never asked for any additional money from anyone. To continue his education, along with basic necessity; he decided to start taking tuition class after school hours so that he could save money for further education, fees and contribute something for the other orphanage children / people.
Orphanage administration was glad to see the achievements of Madhav and the contributions or values which he was adding in the society. Therefore they decided to present a bicycle to him so that he could manage his time effectively and it would be easy for him to commute. His education and tuition classes, both were going good. He became a good famous tutor there and whom he was teaching; they were also scoring good marks in their schools. Followed the same pattern for 2 years and completed his academic part with good result.
After 12th Standard, in everyone life a turning point comes that is – What next? Similar situation occurred in the front of Madhav. He decided to go for B.Sc. (Mathematics) because he loved the teaching profession and also his father was a teacher so he wanted to go ahead with this. He studied day & night and prepared himself for the entrance examination in order to get the best college for his graduation.
“Keep your dream alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believes – Gail Devers”
Finally result announced, Madhav secured 2nd Rank and applications were invited for admission. He applied & got an admission in the one of best college with scholarship. College was 8 KM far from his orphanage and his bicycle was a lovely friend to support him in every day commute.
A new chapter started: First day & First Show – I intended to say senior gang got the new “BAKRAs” for ragging. The first “BAKRA” was Madhav – They ordered Madhav to do 90 degree salute to all the seniors. He did well and continued his first admission formalities. It was hectic day for him so didn’t get a chance to interact with other people. Next day, they targeted Madhav again in order to test his tolerance level. Initially started with 90 degree salute, classical dance on hip-hop song and then the main task – Propose a girl. It was a challenging task for Madhav to propose a girl but he attempted.
He thought whosoever the first girl would come on his way, he would propose her. Suddenly, a beautiful girl crossed his way – that was Lavanya. Lavanya was born and brought up in upper class society. Her father was a successful business man. She never struggled to get the things in her life, whenever she demanded anything – Her family arranged it on time. She was very beautiful, got oval shaped face & long straight hair, blue eyes and an interesting full mouth. She was cheerful & had a smiling face. She was very friendly and blended of modern outlook, whereas Madhav was a traditional guy. She had a different plan for future that’s why she joined this college for the study of Hospitality management.
He stepped toward her, in an attempt to propose her but the minute she turned & said “Hi”. His mouth dropped open as if to say something, but he quickly closed it. His heart beat started pumping with double rate and a silence atmosphere created around him – He wanted to tell lot of things but words were coming out. At last, he broke his silence and said the truth that as part of ragging, he had to propose any girl and fortunately you were the first one. Madhav introduced himself & said –I, I, I, I….Love you, She smiled and replied – I could understand your situation & love you too. The conversation ended here with “Bye”.
“No one believes in love at first sight until that special person comes along and steals your heart – Unknown”
Madhav was thinking, whatever she said – it was true or just for fun. But answer of this complex situation puzzled him whole night. Throughout the night, he was recalling each & every moment like the way we generally play particular movie script using forward & rewind. Genesis of something started here...
Next day, new dawn and started his day with full of confidence & happiness. He wished his seniors & moved toward his class. During the lunch time, he wandered here & there to get the glimpse of that girl again but no luck. He continued his other stuff after classes e.g. tuition class and reached home at evening. The strength of his tuition class was growing day by day because the way he was solving the problem and explaining it, people liked that approach. Madhav was much focused person and had some goals but one soft heart too which he lost after meeting with her.
One week was almost getting over and no sign to see her again but sudden he heard the same voice. He turned and noticed that she was going to canteen with new friends. Madhav didn’t want to miss this opportunity so he followed that group from canteen to her classroom but without anyone’s notice. At least, he got to know about her department and a new check point!!
And the day came when both met at the entrance gate. Madhav initiated the chat and apologized for all things which happened earlier. She replied Okay, no problem. While walking together & going to their department, Madhav had given his introduction (skipped all the family & orphanage data) and requested to share something about her. She shared it. Genesis of new friendship started here …
Both started reaching at college gate at same time. She informed the driver to drop & pick up her from gate only and Madhav used to come by his own bicycle. Both started sharing the good time – A walk from gate to department, lunch & snack time with friends, and evening walk from department to gate. Sometime they were bunking the class for movie, wandering around the college and city with friends. They were sharing the good or bad things which happened in college, personal life, dreams & helping each other in case of any problem.
One side a good friend circle formed; another side bad boys or aimless rich kids with too much money wanted to have a date with Lavanya. She was a very beautiful girl therefore lots of people were keeping their eyes on her. Also attempted to stop her and proposed her but she rejected their proposal straightaway & slapped them. Few got angry when she rejected their proposal and waiting for right time to take the revenge. Also they had a fought with Madhav because he was close to her and warned him to stay away from her.
Madhav was a normal person but he had good contacts because of his tuition class, all the students who were studying in his tuition class, they were always ready to support him. Adding another phase of the coin – Lavanya was the first person whom he proposed even though it was a part of ragging but she was residing on his heart. He liked her company, her way to express the things, her Masti and all...
2.8 years had gone and their friendship became stronger; only 4 months were remaining to move to next phase of their life. One day, Madhav called her and invited her for coffee. At same time, many things were going on his mind – he wanted to check with Lavanya; what she thinks about him. She came and greeted him “Good Evening”. Here heartbeat of Madhav was pumping with double rate. Both enjoyed the coffee then decided to go for a walk.
After walking few KMs, Madhav got down on one knee in front of Lavanya and shared the feeling which he secured for her in his heart. Lavanya was amazed & replied that – We are just best friends and beyond that I never thought it. Madhav tried to persuade her but no luck. At last, she had broken her silence and revealed the truth which he was not aware. She said that she already in love with someone and wanted to marry with him. After hearing this, Madhav was sad because his heart was broken but meanwhile, he didn’t want to hurt Lavanya so he diverted the entire topic & transformed into Joke, But Lavanya took it seriously.
Next day, Madhav was waiting for her at the college gate but she informed the driver to drop her inside the college; not at the gate. Lavanya’s behaviour hurt him a lot. During lunch time, Madhav tried to connect with her but she replied that she was too busy on assignment so couldn’t join. Madhav was apologizing multiple times for last night incident but she was silent. Madhav was very sad & thinking that his small mistake had drastically changed everything which he never thought about it.
He apologized multiple times; every day waiting at the gate, during lunch time – waiting for her to have the food. Sometime he also followed her car by his bicycle but she ignored him. One day, he stopped her on the way and asked “Why are you behaving odd from couple of weeks”. She replied in a bad tone: Listen, I don’t want to see you anymore and you are not my kind of boy. And I don’t want to talk to you anymore.”
Madhav replied with smile –Okay cool down Lavanya, I promise… will not show my face. Take care and study well. He stepped ahead and decided not to hurt her again. That day was very painful for Madhav; he reached his home and locked himself for 5 hours. Other members of the orphanage were surprised because they never seen Madhav in such condition. After 5 hours, he opened the door and requested his colleague for a walk. During walking, he expressed his pain and about Lavanya’s behaviour. His colleague suggested him to forget and focus on coming exam.
Madhav started going college early and leaving late, also shifted the timing of his tuition class to avoid the time clash. He was utilizing the additional time for his study. Followed the same pattern for next 3 months; he appeared for the final semester and cleared it with flying colours.
All the friends started their parallel life and moved ahead… after college 6 months was over; both Lavanya and Madhav never tried to contact each other. Sometime Lavanya was thinking that she behaved very rudely with Madhav whereas Madhav promised her that he wouldn’t show his face.
Life is too short. We never know what happens from one minute to the next.
One day a horrible incident happened with Lavanya; she was doing shopping for her engagement in the market. She was very excited and purchased lot of things. At the same time gang of chain-snatcher was also trying their hand. They noticed golden chain with a beautiful pendent on Lavanya’s neck and attempted to snatch it but she caught them. In hurry to safe their life they threw acid on her face and ran away. She asked for the help then people gathered there and immediately called the local doctor. Local doctor had diagnosed her and did the basic treatment. Also said, her face was saved but few part of face & major portion of acid entered into eyes so couldn’t say at the moment. She transferred to best hospital where advance treatment started. Later 7 hours, doctor came with one bad news that she lost her eye-sight due to this attack and minor part of left side of the face was affected.
This news had created sensational everywhere e.g. newspaper, T.V and Radio etc. Police started searching the chain-snatchers who committed this crime. Lavanya was not aware about this fact that she lost her eyes-sight because she was timely saying that she was able to complete dark. Family & doctors around her were saying that both eyes & few portion of the face were impacted therefore they covered it with loose bandage. Meanwhile, when her boyfriend & family got to know about this news then they decided not to proceed further in engagement and taken their steps back. This incident had changed everything.
Meantime, when Madhav got to know about this bad news then he couldn’t controlled himself and picked his bicycle and reached to hospital directly. As he promised her that he wouldn’t show his face to her so he was watching her from outside of the ICU. Tears were falling from his eyes. He checked with nurse or doctor about her condition and got to know that she lost her eyes-sight in this accident. The moments, the dreams she shared with him were flashing in his eyes. He left the hospital because it was tough for him to see her in such pain. She was the first person whom he loved a lot and wanted to do anything for her. He reached home and locked himself and recalling all things. He questioned himself & god: What god has given him since birth, only pain and struggling life? Why bad things happen to good people?
At last, he decided that he couldn’t see her in this situation therefore would donate his eyes. He reached to hospital without telling anyone about this decision to his orphanage. He requested doctor to use his eyes for her and not to reveal this with anyone. Initially doctor was not agreed with this decision because here one person forcefully pushing his life into the dark world for other. He shared all the things with doctor about his past and convinced him. Doctor asked him to sign all the forms and submit the authorization letter.
He did it, Doctor started with further proceeding and informed Lavanya that they would be doing some operation on her eyes (Lavanya was not aware about this fact that she lost her eyes-sight). Operation successfully executed, the eyes of Madhav transferred to Lavanya. Two days later, he got discharged from the hospital and called his colleague to help him. When he reached his home then all the member of the orphanage were stunned because they never ever seen such sacrifice, anyone had done for someone. They welcomed his decision and supported him. Madhav requested all the member and administration of the Orphanage – Not to reveal this information with anyone in case when internal or external people would approach you.
After few days, doctor removed the bandage from her eyes and requested her to see. She opened her eyes slowly and responded properly. After acid attack, it was the first day when she saw her face in the mirror. She didn’t notice minutely about her eyes at that time and worrying about few portion of the face which was also operated. She was happy that she back to her normal life and got to know about her broken engagement. It was a painful & confusing experience but a new learning for her.
One day, when she was watching her face closely on the mirror then observed her eyes were different. For time being she thought it was because of acid attack but she was not convinced properly so decided to go to hospital to investigate. She asked all the doctor and administration but no-one was revealing the information. She was upset and sitting at the corner; waiting for others to help her. At last, when she lost the hope and a nurse came to help her but she requested her, not to tell anyone else hospital administration would fire her from job. She promised… Nurse got the address of that person who donated his eyes from database but name was removed so only address was available.
Lavanya dropped multiple letters to that address but not getting any reply. One day, she decided to visit on that address and found it belongs to some orphanage. She enquired, to know about the person who donated his eyes for her but no positive response she received. She returned with tearful eyes because she was trying hard but getting no input from anyone. Madhav’s colleague informed Madhav about the same and expressed her pain to him.
After 1 month, Madhav requested his colleague to drop a letter to Lavanya and invite her for dinner from well-wisher (eyes-donator). Madhav’s colleague arranged everything and planned a beautiful location for the dinner. All set, just waiting for the Lavanya to come.
She came and escorted by one the friend of Madhav. Ambience was good, beautiful sky with twinkling stars, chill atmosphere and dinner table at the center of the garden with pleasant lights. She was very eagerly waiting for the person who donated his eyes to her. Waiter came and requested her to wrap a blindfold around her eyes, she did.
Madhav’s colleague helped Madhav to reach to place. Lights Off, complete darkness was around then waiter requested her to remove the blindfold from her eyes. Lights On, Lavanya was shocked after watching Madhav in that place. She started crying, because she realized that she did lot of mistakes in her life to identify the people. She also recalled the moment when she talked roughly with him. She was crying badly. Madhav replied –
Lavanya, please stop crying, Lets bygones be bygones. You are so special person in my life and I don’t want you to cry for anything. If you will cry then it would hurt me a lot. He shared all the past incidents which happened with him since childhood (which he didn’t disclose to her). You added happiness in my life. I cannot see you in that situation that’s why I have taken this step. I wanted you to achieve your dreams which you had shared with me long time back.
Tears from Lavanya’s eyes were continuously falling. She was thinking that I had given him lot of pain but still he sacrificed for me and always thought about my good & future. He donated his eyes for me to see the world. Life taught her a big lesson which she would never forget. She apologized for everything and decided to support him forever.
“In case you never get a second chance: don't be afraid!" "And what if you do get a second chance?" "You take it!” ― C. JoyBell C.