This poem is written by Akshay Nandakumar (BBA. LL.B. Class of 2020)
Tribute to Shrikant Aithal.
In a candid talk with Srikant Sir in his cabin on the last working day for the year it came to my knowledge that Mr Shrikant would be completing his Golden Jubilee on the 30th of December. It was this moment when I decided to dedicate a poem for Shrikant Sir. Writing about such a larger than life persona I came across certain creative difficulties. I solicited help from my eccentric cum creative cum like-minded friend Devarsh Shah who went on the write the prelude to my poem. This poem is a tribute to Shrikant Aithal which more or less sums up his personality, his achievements as a teacher and a mentor. Happy 50th Birthday Shrikant Aithal.
He walked in and our minds were never the same
He walked in with knowledge on case laws that put Manupatra to shame
You might mistake him for Google, but Srikant Aithal is his name
Right from law to policy to particle physics to information that leave you stunned
Our Shriku knows everything and anything under the sun
I’d wouldn’t do him justice by saying he’s skilled
For his wit is unmatched and his knowledge unparalleled
When others admonish us we may shun them with disrespect
But when we receive them from Mr. Aithal, we judiciously listen and gracefully accept
We consider ourselves extremely blessed and fortunate
To have witnessed and experienced his intellect
On our lives, a lot of people in our lives have had an effect
But Mr. Srikant Aithal is out of all the chosen few, who no matter what we pursue
We would always unabashedly genuflect
To the person who makes interesting a subject that seems dull
To the person that impossibly transplants information into our thick skull
To the person who seems unrealistically infallible
Here’s to the one and only, Srikant Aithal!