365 days Writing Prompt: Four Stars
Write a review of your life—– or the life of someone close to you— as if it were a movie or a book.
I will write about someone who was very close to me. He was born in a village in Bangladesh, the name of the village is ‘Aburkandi’, how they chose the name is something I don’t know.
From very early in life he was a brilliant student, he didn’t have to pay tuition fees in school, he received a scholarship for all of his education.
He moved to a small town to continue his education, luckily his half brother lived there, so he lived with him until he finished his undergraduate degree.
After completing his degree he went to Calcutta( now Kolkata)to look for a job, he was offered a job at the post office, a few months later his services were borrowed by the ministry of defense for two months. His performance impressed the authorities, who decided to keep him.
He moved to Delhi where he went up the ladder of success and soon was promoted to the Assistant Secretary of defense.
His sister-in-law was impressed by his performance and felt her sister should be married to him. At first the parents declined their argument was they didn’t want two daughters to be married in the same family. Undaunted the sister-in -law kept pushing the marriage proposal until the parents gave in to her demand.
Soon after the young man was married to his sister-in-law’s sister.
While working the young man studied law, he felt it would be helpful in his job and it did.
He was interested in learning languages,besides Arabic, he learned Urdu and Persian. Since English was the medium of instruction he learned to speak the language fluently.
He had a number of children, he was always interested to see his children well-educated. His eldest son turned out to be a disappointment, he was one of those parents who didn’t like to force his children to do what they did not want to do.
He loved his children and always did what was best for them.
He fell severely ill, at the age of forty-seven he died, leaving behind his wife and children.
Died so young. Too bad since he had so much going for himself in his earlier life. Nicely written.
Thank you Drew.
Nice review…I really warmed up to him.
Thank you Sonya, it was my father I wrote about.
I’m actually glad you didn’t say it in your main post. I am so touched by his story and am sure he would be so proud of you.
Thank you Sonya, for your nice comment.
Very good story. Thank you for sharing it.
All good wishes,
Thank you so much Robert for your wonderful comment.