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PRE-BIRTH (1966-1967)
I am the middle child, out of all 3 siblings. As it is said in The Bhagwad GEETA , Medium Path is the most rewarding!.
You should not aim to be too high nor too Low. Neither should be extremely Hungry nor extreme Eater. Anything extreme is never a path to be chosen.
My parents, Arvindbhai and Arunaben, got married at a young age when my father was struggling in his career. My mother was aware of the insufficiencies while living in a joint family of six brothers, a sister and parents - there were large expenses with a meagre income.
On 15th October, 1967 my elder brother, Janak was born to my parents.
After 2 years, my mother gave birth to a girl child, who they named - Bhavna . My mother’s wish of a girl child had come true and Bhavna became the most loved baby of our family. She was very dear to my Grandmother, Kamla Baa. She used to play in my Baa’s lap every day. Unfortunately, one day, she caught the deadly yellow fever, jaundice. The money deficit in the family did not allow my parents to save their loving daughter. The eleven months Bhavna ended her small beautiful life tenure and went back to her heavenly home. My mother was heartbroken by this tragic incident and still laments about lack of money being the cause of her death. However, as mentioned in Bhagvad Gita, this was all destined and Bhavna had to live in this world for such a short span only. She was a divine soul, an angel, who had to come to our spiritual family for that short span to complete her duties. Although we do not have any photo of our sister, my mother treasures a small shawl of her as a remembrance. She asks us to keep this small souvenir of Bhavna whenever anyone in our family is in a crisis. And trust me, it does its magic! I have a true yet unknown love for my sister, whom I never had a chance to see.

My BIRTH (15TH DECEMBER 1967)

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I was then born on 15th December, 1967 in Surat in our old house of Sagrampura. A Sagittarius by Sun Sign and a Taurus by Moon Sign. Born in middle of night at around 00:30 , must have given lot of sleepless nights for my Mother.
I was born heavy around 7 pounds and from the beginning a very healthy child.. I do remember a photo of mine caressing a doll in my Right hand. That symbolizes my something . Affection towards my counterpart or you can say other half from the beginning.
My Mother says that I was always craving for more and more food. And so forth and so on. Even I had never cared for who gives me the food, My weekness For which My Mother always warned me.. But children do not listens to and so am I.

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My Birth had made my Mother to at least subdue the shock she had after the death of my sister.
The year of 1968 also witnessed one of the greatest flood of Surat due to river Tapi, which was repeated lately in 1994 and then in 2006.
I was very naughty as it is being said from the beginning. Careless Clumsy. Inept. Maladroit. Lumbering. Always of his own But born LUCKY. A Special child of God.
The Luck factor of mine had always worked.

MY FATHER (30TH AUGUST 1942 - ]

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My Father , Arvind , was right from the beginning a very pious , serious and very devoted person who had a relentless love & a very soft corner for his nuclear family.
My Father , in my opinion , had an inbuilt fear & prejudice that Love , Care & affection should never be shown in public and should only be kept hidden inside May be that deep routed belief was because of the huge family he had.
Don't wait until people are dead to give them flowers.
He had taught us the true virtues of the life.. A sacred person , a Firm believer of God, a Devotee of the godess, Maa, as he calls, who had inspired to have a brotherhood and family hood and had always shared everything equally in 3 Parts. Perhaps , One can never find such a parent who can do such equality at such a level and in fact at all levels of life. He cares for us unconditionally, But maybe he keeps on repenting the fact that he had ignored such bond of love at his young age.

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As a Father , I do remember he had a tendency of hi-temper (may be because he was diabetic) . No one including my Mother had a guts to talk or to discuss anything with my father .. at least not when he had just came from the work and is hungry.
I was an exception. I had no fear. I do not know why? My Dad used to pull out his Waist belt with a steel Studs and would show it quite often to my elder brother, who used to get the reward of beating & pounding from my father because of the sins I had done.
As always I had a tendency to cry at the largest possible volume with my Mouth out. And as a younger child always had a pampering at least from my Father. My mother always had this knowledge of my such habit and may be she had a soft corner for the eldest son , but unfortunately she had no power against my authoritative father..
I do not recollect any time I had got any whipping from my Dad. He had been always very dear to me and the same vice-versa.
I had a guts to ask for a 5 Paise PUNG GOLA (a mouth watering ICE-Ball) amidst of his highly tensed moments of working on Lathe machines with a complicated job with the pressure of world to do it with a great pace and great accuracies. He would give 15 paise for 3 of us. Me , My elder Brother and the younger one.
A active diabetic patient and a double Heart attack victim.. He nearly passed away due to a severe heart attack , when I was just a budding , aspiring youth at 25 searching for my ways.

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But may be God had a different idea. He survived the Heart Attack of June 1994 (The year of my Child Zubin's Birth) and then he got it once again in April 1996.(Birth of Yash , Kamal , My Younger Brother's Son)
Today in 2009 , as I am writing , he is still alive and alert.
He is a true caring father one could have.

MY MOTHER (25TH SEPTEMBER , 1945 -)

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My Mother Aruna , married at the edge of 16 and My Father was 20/21 at that time.. My Mother came from a big yet wealthy family of AmrutLal and Savita Baa of Bhagal , a busy area of the old Surat.
She was eldest among 4 sisters and 4 Brothers .. the eldest died already at a very young age of around 40's-50's and the youngest brother is younger then my elder brother .
In those days the marriage were arranged on a Drink party as my father told me. My Grand father (Nanabhai) and my Maternal Grand Father (Amrutlal) decided to get marriage done for my Father and Mother and eventually everything was done as per planned and desired, and they married on 3rd February, 1963.

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My Father was born on 30th August 1942 , 5 years before our country was independent . He was still completing his Engineering Diploma in Gandhi Engineering Institute in MajuraGate area of Surat , when he got married to my mother , who was born on 25th September 1945. Eventually my father completed his Diploma and Joined the Hans Engineering (Batliboi company of recent times)
My Mother is a divine person , A Very down to earth , A kind and virtuous lady. She had kept herself always half - stomach to ensure that their children are contented. And that formed the habit of having fasts, Either it could be SOMVAR (Monday Fast) , GURUVAR (Thursday Fast for my elder Brother) , CHAUTH (4th Face of Moon) , POONAM (15th face of Moon) and lot of such days and rituals which kept her out of the sight of the food.

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May be she had developed such habit of keeping her stomach empty and that formed a inverse effect. She was deprived of the food in the joint family where there were more numbers of good eating males , who kept in fact all the females dispossessed of their basic belly gratifying act.
She had of course developed a great friendship with her Sister in laws .. Because of very nature of toleration and endurance. She could complete even her and their work in their absence and was popular enough among them.
We had a exemplary soft hearted , sweetest,most delicate angle like mother one could crave of..
For my Mother, we are still the same child of age 5 to 10 years.
Mother , perhaps the best creation of GOD.


Brothers
We were band of three brothers. United together.
The elder one was right from the beginning a serious and a very tidy & organized guy. He disliked right from the beginning my clumsy attire and was even ashamed of introducing the same to his friends.

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But as always, I was what I am. I was the same but opposite, Intelligent / intellectual but very different. We both had always one vision but the path in my opinion was different. I had always taken a road less travelled and hence got some outcomes also which were not favorable but as it is I always enjoyed and gave the whole credit / censure to GOD.
I cannot claim that who was more right. We both were right.
He was more structured, so called more responsible and hence could take the thumping from every one for the miscreants of his brothers.
Kamal , my younger brother was then born on 28th January 1972. Quiet , handsome , fairer among all the three brothers..
He had always been a younger , noble , hushed yet intelligent supporter.
Although me and my elder brother had always a competition among us , for Kamal , we had hardly argued.
He was always right from the beginning with me. Also dear to both their elder brothers.

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I remember one day , when we were young , I in middle of arguments , I had uttered a slang language .. and he felt he was absued.
And you know what , he tried fisting on the wall hurting himself.
After lot of consultation , he replied , Utpal uttered a colloquial speech against me for which I was not aware of..
So is the love for the brother.
He had been a silent yet strong partner and a follower.
I was from the beginning a leader and had made my Monkey team with my Younger brother , cousins all inclusive of some more then 10 cousin brothers & sisters .famous for making notorious activities within our 3 storied building at Sagrampura. We had a reputation of pursuing our Grandfather uttering the most horrible slang language when he used to sleep for his noon-nap. We used to enjoy this by playing a Steel Ring and the Steel marble just above on the terrace where his room was located.
We enjoy going for holidays altogether today also with mine and my Younger brother's family.

My Family Generation
Starting from my son Zubin Utpal , Arvindbhai , Nanbhai , HargovanDas, Jairam,Morar , I know 7 generations.

Childhood AGE UP TO 5 [ 1967 - 1973]
I had a wonderful child hood. Till 5 years I had been experiencing the junior and senior kindergarten school at , .. I was always being escorted by my father's worker .. I think Babu and Ishwar who use to take me to school on their Bycycle.

MY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL [ 1ST JUNE 1973]
I was admitted to Kendriya Vidhyalaya school by parents in 1973. It is still considered to be one of the best English and Hindi Medium school , at that time the only school with CBSE Board affiliated to All India Secondary school.
My School fees were Rs. 10 for 3 MonthsRs. 3 per month and 1 for development fund!

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One of the best school to have the co-education and perhaps the best combo of studies and extra curricular activities.
Government run school with a infra structure situated in Icchanath area of Surat .. some > 5 Kilometers from my home.. which looked huge in those times. I had a School bus to pick me up from my home at Sagrampura Putli (The name of the place where the bus was coming)
I remember my Father's support for me when one of a senior GULSHAN snatched my Aluminum School bag . sturdy enough to take the load of such huge 6/7th standard student , when I was in 1st or 2nd standard , My Father came to rescue when I called him and complained about that Giant Person who had illegally acquired my bag to seat upon as we waited for the Bus to come.
At that time I thought my Father was my HERO!

MY SCHOOL LIFE [ 1973 - 1980 ]
I had a most pleasant School life with 2 sections of class A & B with a handsome strength of 35 students in each class with my roll number among the last 5 as my name stands UTPAL , My school friends included my Maternal uncle 'Sanjay

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too in my class , my Mother's youngest brother. My friends included Upesh Chauhan , who was staying in Rustampura , just near to my home some 1 km from my residence at those time. Among other I remembered were Karamavir , Snehal , hemant , Rani , Madhu, Ravi Rathore , Purvi Shah, Asha Tulsyani , Sanjay Konge (The class topper , who eventually became in sane coming in std 10th) Yogendra and Rajendra Vasandia and the list goes on.


MY SCHOOL FRIEND UPESH CHAUHAN
TEENAGER [ 1980 - 1982 ]
MY TEENAGER FRIEND - KARMAVIR BHATT
AS A 10TH CBSE BOARD TOPPER [ 1983]

1982 and 1983 were the golden years.. I was in 9th and 10th standard respectively.. I had a honor of bagging the highest number of certificates of my life time along with the best actor , best player and best student standing 1st in my Board Exams for my 10th Standard, A prestige which people crave for , Once again I see that GOD had showered a special luck stroke on to me in that years.

MY 10TH BOARD FRIEND AND COMPETITOR - SNEHAL KARIA
ASPIRING YOUTH [ 1984-1985]
MY SENIOR SCHOOL EDUCATION [ 1984-1985]
MY FRIENDS - RAKESH ,RANGOONWALA AND SHASTRY
MY BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING [1985-1989]
MY FRIENDS - RAKESH / MUKESH / NAVAZ / SNEHAL /ARJUN
MY FIRST JOB - @ GANDHINAGAR
MY FRIENDS - SNEHAL AND PARAG OF BARODA MY FIRST ENTERPRENEURSHIP - DIGILOG COMPUTERS
MY FRIEND - RAKESH JARIWALA
MY FIRST STEP TOWARDS THE DIAMOND
SHIVABHAI AND BHIMJIBHAI DHAYABHAI FROM SAMIR DIAMONDS, KAMREJ

MY MARRIAGE [ 25TH FEBRUARY 1992]
MY WIFE - DEEPA [ 16TH SEPTEMBER 1970 ]
MY REMOVAL OF MY LONG TIME COMPANION - SPECTACLES - LASER OPERATIONS [1993]

MY SON [ 23RD AUGUST 1994]
MY FURTHER EDUCATION @ IIM , AHEMEDABAD [2005]

MY M TECH EDUCATION @ SVNIT, SURAT [2009]
FAMILY - RESPONSIBILITY
CAREER
SOCIAL

SPIRITUAL

After attaining a Prestigious gold Medal - Standing first among all Branches of in India's one of esteemed Institution , SVNIT,Surat and gaining a Bachelor's degree in Electronics discipline in 1989, A year with a boom in Electronics Engineering , an Era of Birth of the so called first IBM Personal computer , DOS Based ,I was naturally inclined to run away to the most lured country in world of those times, The United States of America.
My Dad pulled my leg. He was reluctant. forced me persuaded me not to leave India and make US in India!!!!
I was annoyed.. frustrated.. getting free - scholarships , assistantships .. all my friend going abroad and I will being silly sitting here in this country with no hopes. This is what was going through my mind ..
After doing a 1-2 years job in R & D Sector of Essen Computers and Blue star (Gandhinagar) , I was back once again with the same zeal of going abroad.
But as in INDIAN Families , I started compromising .. My Dad asked me what you want to do? I told him, I will not do any jobs further and I would like to do business (A Gujarati Mind..)
I Started my first computer assembling firm DIGILOG Computers Failed in it by repaying for damaged hard disks of clients to whom I had sold and finally one day came..a Bright wonderful day.
One of my relative called me. He was being asked by one Diamond Merchant to bring up some Engineer who can accomplish his job of copying a foreign based machine
I told him, it is not possible to copy Electronics of any machine, but if you can tell me what do you want from it. I can design, It was robotic type of machine
The diamond Merchant was keen on making the machine and he helped me in getting all what was needed for R & D Components, Electronics Measuring instruments, and everything,
I was being forced to sit on the conventional machines with the so called illiterate artisans for two weeks to learn Diamond processing
We made the first machine working in month's time and that's it. He ordered 400 machines to start with opened up a individual company and then it is this daysin 2007. we have developed / conceived / invented some more then 50 products which are proudly called as Conceptualized and proudly MADE in INDIA. My company LEXUS Group is now an ISO 9001:2008 company with our partners / agents in various countries like Belgium. Russia, South Africa & China.

 

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