Bapu – The affectionate ‘AABA’ of the Bachcha company
It is no secret that Bapu ( Aaba ) adores kids and loves playing with them. One has to see him play to believe how wholeheartedly he participates and becomes one amongst them. For that matter, Bapu gets along well with just about anyone, irrespective of age, profession, language, etc. His down to earth, unassuming nature adds to his already phenomenal charisma.
Whenever Bapu participates in a function, be it a family get together, a birthday party or a picnic, he is the one who is most sought after by the kids. Such is his love for the kids that he makes it a point to give quality time to play with them. Bapu is an avid sports lover and enjoys playing different games; be it badminton, cricket, pool, football or table tennis. On a few occasions, I have seen Bapu teach the tiny tots the art of climbing ladders and thereby completely removing their fear of climbing. On another occasion, I was fortunate enough to watch him teaching the kids the technique of spinning the top (bhavra). No wonder then that he is loved by this Bachcha company of his who fondly address him as “AABA”.