"Had an inspiring chat with India's first man in Space and my all-time hero Rakesh Sharma today morning. Never wanting to be in the limelight even for once, Rakesh Bhai, as I would often call him, is now happily enjoying his retired life in Coonoor.
When I told him that he still has a huge fan following, the down-to-earth ex-astronaut said: " I'm surprised that the young who were not born (when he went to Space), remember!"
He signed off the conversation with an invitation to join him once. "All I had to say has been said and been written over & over again. I'm quite happy in my anonymous existence," he concluded."