Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Last evening Jalal Hamid Bhatti was with me and his visit took me back on the memory lane when I first met him in 1975. Then I knew his very little; only what I saw as a course mate and later what I kept hearing about him over time. I knew that he is a nice young man, quick at the uptake (intelligent student), methodical (in life and work) and very determined (if he would decide to do a thing, he will come what may). Life kept taking us on different paths and we were unable to meet more often.
I didn't even know what he says publically
, “I am your knight in shining armor, Your one and true love, I will do anything to please you, And everything to love you, I will protect you with my sword, And treat you like a princess, Give you my castle, And build a kingdom, I will do anything for you, I need you in my life, So let me be your king, And you be my queen, To live happily ever after, And have a story book ending.
Recently, once had had hung his helmet, I had a chance to peep deep inside his persona and have statred knowing him more. His personal and ancestral Jaho Jalal
notwithstanding, here's the more human, less quantifiable description of JalalHB as he is known in online world.
JalalHB had created and maintains Pakistan Paedia
(it’s all about Pakistan) and 55 PMA Long Course
(it’s all about 55 PMA Long Course) websites. In addition to showing his love for the country, Pakistan Paedia have added to better image of Pakistan (how badly our country needs better image?) in online world. Explore the site and you will see what Pakistan really is; what all it can offer to us Pakistanis and everyone else in the world.
Similarly, he has been able to bring all course mates together at 55 PMA Long Course on his course website that he maintains very meticulously. I learn what is happening to our course mates in life and work from his site. Stay tuned, more will come on this.
As It was not enough, he has also started travel blog
where he relives places he has been. His travel writings also explicitly show his love for this land. How else he could remember Bhere Ke Patasee
and Pakistani Doodh Patti
? I can already see his blogging going a long way. Read through what he writes and see why I say this.
Gentlemen Cadets Jalal Hameed Bhatti (standing fouth from left) and your truly (second from left) with Capt (later Brig) Ghulam Nabi at Railway Station Srae Saleh during Yarmuuk
Labels: 55 PMA, JalalHB, Men At Their Best
posted by S A J Shirazi @ Wednesday, January 30, 2013,
Muhammad Yaqoob said...
what a wonderful finding you got here.
I was born in 1975. :D
Jalal HB said...
Thank you SAJS!! I never knew this much about me as you do. I have much to learn - long innings (if I only have time..)
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