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    A chat with Mr.Narayana Murthy -positive story
    From diary of Mr.Gupta.
    In Oct 2016, I boarded flight from Bangalore to Mumbai, economy class. I put my hand bag in overhead bin and took my aisle seat. There was an old person sitting next to me on the window seat.
    I had a presentation in Mumbai, so took my documents and started going through them for the final time before the presentation. After 1520 minutes I was done with my documents, so I put them away and started looking out of the window, and suddenly I looked at the face of this person sitting next to me. I thought I have seen him somewhere.

    He was old, his face, the suit was not very expensive, and he was replying to some mails or going through some documents. I exactly don't know. I noticed his shoes, they were average quality.
    Something stuck me and I asked him:
    *"Are you Mr. Narayana Murthy?"*

    He looked at me, smiled and replied, *"Yes, I am."*

    I was shocked !
    For one second I had no idea what to say next. I looked at him again. His shoes, his suit, his tie and his specs. Everything was average. This guy was worth $2.3 Billion and co-founded Infosys.
    I always wanted to become super rich so that I can buy all the luxury and travel business class. He could buy the whole airlines and yet he was sitting next to me in economy class!

    I again asked: *"Why are you travelling in economy class and not business class?"*

    He replied:
    *"Do Business class people reach early?"*

    And then introduced myself, "Hello sir! My name is Mayank Gupta and I am a freelance corporate trainer and I work with many MNCs PAN India."

    He then put his phone away and started listening to me, he also asked few questions and answered the questions I asked. We both went down deep into the conversation until I asked a question which was about to change my life entirely.
    I questioned:
    *Sir, You are so successful and have made so many good decisions in your life. Is there something you regret?"*

    He got intense look on his face, thought for a while and answered,
    *"Sometimes my knee hurts, I should have taken better care of my body. When I was young I was so busy working that I never got time to take care of myself and now even if I want to work more, I can't. My body doesn't permit."*
    *"You are young. You are smart and ambitious but don't repeat the mistake I made. Take proper care of your body and take proper rest. This is the only body you have got!"*

    That day I learned two things, one that he told me and another that he showed me!

    Being rich is not about owning things.
    I had got what I needed.
    What a great and down to earth human being he is, no doubt he is so successful! ---