Lt.Col.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is officially the first famous personality whom I’ve ever had a crush on. When he had won the silver medal in the Olympics, I was proud of him, but not really obsessed….However, when I had the most esteemed opportunity to escort him and assist him during the Miss India pageant….I was in complete awe of him….Yupp, his wife was with him as well, but that didn’t stop me from falling in love with him….although I must mention that she’s an amazing lady as well.
In my mind, he is The Perfect Guy !!! Such a perfect gentleman !!! And inspite of his success and his wonderful personality, he is very down-to-earth and has a child-like innocence, which is sooooooooooo endearing. I still have his autograph and I’m gonna frame it and it’s gonna go up on my wall for sure. My experience with him at the Miss India pageant is something I’ll never forget and it will be etched in my mind forever. Even in the recent Coco Cola ad, he exudes such brilliance (I’m not very happy about him endorsing an MNC product like Coke, but that’s another issue)…. I hope Lt.Col.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore reads this, so that he knows how much I respect him and admire him. I couldn’t praise him much at the pageant coz my senior has specifically instructed me not to get all awkward and star struck…Sigh. (Btw, I love addressing him by his whole name because I think it sounds really cool and dignified)
Anyway, I think that army men and sportspersons like him deserve more attention and admiration from us rather than having people drool over filmstars or hot babes in remixed videos…..Urrrghhh….it makes me sick sometimes why people can’t appreciate true heroes like him, rather than going all gaga over people with 6 layers of make-up who shake a leg in bollywood, which btw is the most direct route into people’s hearts.
I’m not undermining the noble contributions of several filmstars who truly deserve the attention that they get. However I believe, that the true heroes of the nation who actually work to bring glory to our country should be appreciated for their efforts more often. Lt.Col.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is a classic example. Also, I think cricketers are literally worshipped in India…and it should be the same for other sportspersons as well.
That said, I’m all in support of the new faces on India’s sports scene – icons like Narain Karthikeyan, Sania Mirza, Anju Bobby George and the likes of them.
Hmmmm….I’m not much of a sports fanatic, but my interactions with Lt.Col.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has definitely made me one.
PS : For those who don't know....Lt.Col.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is affectionately known as "Chilly".....I wonder if some ketchup company will now ask him to endorse their brand.