Do you miss your teacher?

Kolkata, India
January 9, 2016 12:48am CST
I'm sure that on entering high school, you had some favourite teachers whom you would go for advice on the relevant subject, or any school-related problems. I have one, and he taught me English in 8th grade. I used to go to his tuitions, and occasionally he came to our class as substitute teacher. Sir Triranjan Dutt was a marvellous person and a good human being. Often touted as the most interesting bachelor at our school, he had strong grasp on his subject. His language flowed without any obstruction, flawlessly and students in his class listened with rapt attention. We didn't have any idea how time flew by. However after passing out of high school and entering college, in 2012 I heard about his passing. He was only 37, but due to a fatal pancreatic disease, the docs couldn't save him. The school mourned his loss, many shed tears and I was devastated by the news. I still miss him, all who knew him do. Today is his birthday, and I hope his soul rests in peace.
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@sharon6345 (118161)
• United States
9 Jan 16
I miss most of my teachers except one peace of crap teacher. Social studies was the class and I kept telling that man that I could not understand the lesson. He would never take time out to go over anything with me. I never forget how I went to the office in a ball out mess. In order to quit his class and graduate I had to go in slow learning classes and I did it just to get out of school the last course of the year. which was so boring because,they did not teach anything. Just give us paper with crap on it and let us talk all day. I did my easy paper and walked the hall till the bell rang. hiding from the principal.
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• India
9 Jan 16
@sharon6345 Social Studies was a very difficult subject for me too when I was in school. But now I feel history which was a part of the social studies interesting. May be we were only worried of getting good grades rather than involving in the subject and experiencing the same.
• Kolkata, India
9 Jan 16
social studies was one of my favourite subjects, because I love history and civics still now and engage in them as if they are a well written prose piece. However sometimes we would get awful teachers and not understand a word of what they were trying to tell us. I don't miss them all that much too, but there are several others whom I want to see again.
@sharon6345 (118161)
• United States
9 Jan 16
@ria1606roy I would love to see my english teacher from middle school. he was so helpful and would stand by everyone and help them out. he was cute too.
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• Delhi, India
9 Jan 16
i miss my dance teacher.. she lives in another state!
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• Kolkata, India
9 Jan 16
I see.....yes sometimes we feel really bad that we can't see them anymore, probably never will.
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• Delhi, India
10 Jan 16
@ria1606roy but i hope that someday i will surely meet her!
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• Kolkata, India
10 Jan 16
@righttotheheart you will, if you go and meet her on your own accord!
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@Missmwngi (9584)
• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Jan 16
Oooh sorry,may his soul rest in peace I have one as well. She was a lady and an English teacher as well in high school
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• Kolkata, India
11 Jan 16
I see.A teacher's passing could be very sad if an unfortunate day comes. Both our teachers are missed, aren't they?
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@Missmwngi (9584)
• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Jan 16
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@1hopefulman (25927)
• Canada
10 Jan 16
Sorry for your loss! Sounds like a real teacher. I had some great ones too but I'm 66 and that was a long tiime ago but I have always been in the school of life and my teachers ate everywhere.
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• Kolkata, India
10 Jan 16
Yes it is a long time ago for you....thanks for your response. It was a tremendous loss for our school fraternity and his beloved students.
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@simone10 (21679)
• Louisville, Kentucky
9 Jan 16
How very sad for you and all of his students. I had one teacher who I was friendly with and I worked in her room grading papers for her when I was at lunch.
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• Kolkata, India
9 Jan 16
Yes all students of our school, even those who didn't know him that well mourned his loss. He was a great teacher and an even better person. We all have teachers in life with whom we share a special teacher-student relationship. What did your teacher teach at school?
@Drosophila (16742)
• Ireland
9 Jan 16
sorry to hear about his passing! I've had a couple of good teachers in my life, they have been very influential in my life.
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• Kolkata, India
9 Jan 16
They are, aren't they? Sometimes teachers influence the behavior of students permanently. He was one such teacher. I'll never forget him in life. Thanks for responding.
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@ridingbet (46635)
• Philippines
9 Jan 16
may he rest in eternal peace.
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• Kolkata, India
9 Jan 16
thanks....
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@LadyDuck (146740)
• Switzerland
9 Jan 16
37 is a very young age to die, I am very sorry. I had a favorite teacher too, he was a young man who taught mathematics.
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• Kolkata, India
9 Jan 16
we all have one I guess. And yeah, it's a pretty young age to die. That's why everyone was so shocked on hearing the tragic news.
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• India
9 Jan 16
Very sad that such a good person and a teacher pass away at such young age. Truly speaking I don't exactly miss any of my teachers but some of them I remember occasionally, mainly my Sanskrit teacher.
@Samia786m (514)
• India
26 Mar 17
Rip to your teacher.My favourite teacher was my English teacher.Actually he was my fist crush.Still he is special for me.