By Simran Sethi
New Delhi, June 21 — Versatile actor Sushant Singh Rajput was the “complete package” in real life, recalls his close friend at school, Arti Batra Dua. She added that he was deeply attached to the people he considered to be his relatives.
Sushant, who first attended St. Karen High School in Patna, came to Delhi in 2001 for graduate studies. He attended the Kulachi Hansraj Model School before pursuing mechanical engineering at The Delhi College of Engineering (DCE). It was at the Delhi school that Sushant and Arti became close friends.
“I met Sushant for the first time in Standard XI. He came as a new student. It was totally different with him. We’ve become good friends. He was a good person. I was very serious about studying and he took things lightly. Not that he ignored school, but he never took the stress at his head,” she recalls.
“Sushant was a complete package. He was good at school, he did mischievous things at school. The teachers loved him very much. He was a versatile,” Arti told IANS.
She remembers how Sushant gave her her autograph on the last day at school and jokingly said: “Rakh the, baad mein line mein khade hone ke baad bhi kya pata na mile (keep it, later you can’t get it, even if you stand in a queue). »
“It was our farewell day and I felt a little weak. I remember there were people from the engineering coaching centre who came to our school and gave us samples of samples in brown envelopes. Sushant was sitting next to me. He looked at me and took my envelope and wrote: “Love watering, Sushant on it.
“I was annoyed because he ruined my envelope by writing his name on it, and asked him to give me his envelope and take mine. That’s when he gave the funny answer, “rakh le, baad mein line mein khade hone ke baad bhi kya pata na mile.” And he proved it. He did everything he could to make his dreams come true. I’m super proud of him. I still have that brown envelope. This is my precious memory of Sushant,” Arti shared.
Sushant dropped one year after Standard XII to get admission to DCE.
After Standard XII, he gave up a year to prepare for the entrance exams for DCE. When he tried it for the first time, he was not able to break it. His mother died the same year and he was very attached to his mother. He then studied extensively and the following year he cracked the entrance exam and got an admission to DCE. He had an attitude of “never giving up.” I was very inspired by his dedication,” she added.