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A Man Who Came Through

terial, first rate economists. He posed the right questions looked for answers, derived not from intuition or imitation but logical reasoning. It was, admittedly, a slow process, at times frustrating, but rewarding in the long run. When he left the scene, he had the satisfaction of having published in his Weekly the work of practically every young social scientist in the country., In this spick and span world, Sachin might have appeared to some as odd man out but behind his untidy facade was a very civilised and cultured mind and a heart of deep humanity. He never revealed himself easily either intellectually or emotionally, but when the crunch came, he was seen at his best. Without being a sloppy sentimentalist, he could get to the heart of his friends. Many a time, he could intuitively sense the anguish of his friends and without being fussy or effusive in any manner, he could extend his helping hand. He was, by temperament and constitution, an intellectual but he could mix, with equal ease, even among ordinary men. I remember how he used to see his old servant and get his blessings before he embarked on his foreign tours. It is this humane approach that drew many people from diverse fields towards him.

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