This is a true story of three friends
The First one was brilliant, never gave up the first position in his school. Topper in every exam held in School, College and the University.
The Second one was average, wouldn’t fail, but was pushed up to the next class by default.
The Third one was a trickster, a cheat and was an expert manipulator.
But these three were great friends, thick as thieves.
Once their education was over…
The first one, the brilliant guy, as expected, became an excellent engineer. He gave the Indian Engineering Services exam, was chosen as a Class One officer. He became a Chief Engineer in the Indian Railways later.
The Second one graduated with Physics major and appeared for the Civil Services exam, passed and was appointed as the head of the department (HoD) where his first friend was working at a lower level!
The Third one didn’t bother to study further after school, chose the right party at the right time, fought elections, won, became an MP, and later became a cabinet minister, and under him were the Departments where two of his school friends were working.
This is not a fictional story.
The First one is *E *Sridharan, the ”Metro Man”.*
The Second one is TN Seshan, Chief Election Commissioner.
The Third one is KP Unnikrishnan, who got elected five times as MP for the Lok Sabha, and also became a cabinet minister during VP Singh’s tenure as PM.
Three friends, from the same school, having the same teachers, but destiny charted different paths for them!