It was in 1967 that 76 of us graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, popularly known as the WIMWI. That is, it has been fifty years since that momentous year for us.
To celebrate the occasion, 33 alumni and some enthusiastic faculty who had taught us then, met up at Ahmedabad last month for the Golden Jubilee Reunion. During that occasion, polo shirts were distributed to all participants, and this photograph shows that class posing on the steps of the famous Harvard Square.
Due to health issues, I could not attend the get together as much as I would have liked to. To somewhat assuage me and to share their experiences while at Ahmedabad, fellow alumni residing in Pune arranged for a get together at Pune on Tuesday. They brought one polo shirt for me too which I changed into at the venue.
The one gent not in the polo shirt is the only one still working and came to the lunch meeting directly from work and could not wear the polo shirt!
76 students graduated in 1967 and 17 of them have passed on. To commemorate the occasion, alumni currently resident in Ahmedabad had not only arranged for the polo shirts, but also coffee mugs with all our photographs printed on them.
Mugs for mugs with mugs on them!