This is the true story of three friends
First one was brilliant ,never gave up the first position in his school . Topper in every exam held in School, College and the University.
Second one was average , wouldn’t fail but pushed to the next class by default.
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 Indian Engineering Services exam, was chosen as Class one officer. He became a Chief Engineer in Indian railways later.
Second one graduated with Physics major and appeared for Civil Services exam, passed and was appointed as the head of the department (HoD) where his first friend was working at a lower level !!
Third one didn’t bother to study further after school, chose the right party at the right time ,fought the elections , won ,and 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.
First one is E Shridharan .. Metro man.
Second one is TN Sheshan Chief Election Commissioner.
Third one is KP Unnikrishnan who got elected five times as MP for Lok-sabha,and also became a cabinet minister during VP Singh’s tenure as PM.
Three friends- from the same school, the same teachers, but destiny chartered different paths !!!