Till Today...

Till today… I remember my mentor, Professor Nissim Ezekiel. How can I forget him? He gave tremendous support, and so much time to me and everyone I saw coming to him for help. That was the nature of this wonderful human being. I believe, he wanted to create writers… new writers and poets. I know that he influenced me to ‘carry on writing poems without a break’…. though, I did give breaks. His hopeful words keep ringing in my ears!

Because of Nissim Ezekiel’s the deep interest in how he reviewed my work, I learned so much. At the P.E.N. Centre of Mumbai, we sat for hours. He encouraged me to produce ‘something’, from time to time. My mentor strengthened my dreams. He put a rainbow’s ribbon around my dreams… thank you Professor!

Geeta Chhabra

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