Starry Starry Night – Tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput

Jun 17 2020

On very special request by Varuna whose love for Vincent van Gogh, Starry Starry Night painting and this Song “Vincent” by Don McLean is known well to me for last 5 yrs. So I decided to record this before I slept tonight. I first heard this song in 2002 and have always liked the vivid poetry of the song. Death, you mighty warrior, you don’t scare me. Come take me any day but until then I’ll live.

Purely sung by memory after many yrs. Thank you Universe for the memory, the tune and whatever voice I carry. Hope you like the attempt.

Every death leaves a void in life of someone. It doesn’t matter who or why anymore once the person is gone. The more I read about Sushant Singh Rajput, more I discover how much common interests we both shared. I’ve always been told that my interests are STRANGE. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐊𝐫𝐢𝐲𝐚 𝐘𝐨𝐠𝐚, 𝐂𝐄𝐑𝐍, 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐝𝐞, 𝟒-𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐩 𝐏𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐮𝐩, 𝐊𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐡, 𝐀𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐫𝐚 𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬, 𝟔-𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤, 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞, 𝐓𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐞, 𝐕𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐤𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐧! What a man we missed out on! It’s a shame what happened. I pray he’s helped by the masters in his next journey.

𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐦, 𝐚 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐜𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐧’𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐠 “𝐕𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭” 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐕𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐆𝐨𝐠𝐡, 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐩𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭. I have had very close association with Depression and Darkness of the Mind. It’s something that is often taken lightly and scoffed at by our society. There are some geniuses who are quick to label this as a generational trait and talk about “how our forefathers lived a happy life”. Depression is REAL, it’s been around since Humanity existed. It raises its head in different forms in each age in each individual in a very unique way. Everyone is fighting their own demons. Not everyone is depressed because of a job or a relationship.

𝐀𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲, 𝐰𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐮𝐬 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐫𝐞-𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧. 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫. The unfortunate step that Sushant Singh Rajput took, drove me to know more about the man, how he fought depression and was left alone by his loved ones and the Movie Industry. Riches and Glamor do not make anyone immortal.

It’s strange how some people define depression by riches as if it takes away their right to be Human. Like the famous Sage of Himalayas, Swami Rama said “Just because someone is a Swami, does not mean he’s not Human anymore”.

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Comments So Far..
  • Raju 18 June, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Thank you for posting your Tribute to a rising star and your heartfelt memory Sir!

  • T.j. Basra 18 June, 2020 at 11:08 am

    A song For a very intelligent, handsome, a real movie star “Sushant Singh Rajpoot” Who was liked by almost the whole world except some Bollywood monsters.

  • Gaurima 13 September, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Gautam, I am new to your website, just discovered it today. Reading about your and your wife’s many solo adventure trips, it promted me to ask you – do you have kids? Also Varuna s blog is not functioning I guess. I was keen to read other parts of her Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Where can I read the complete details of her KMY? Please reply. Thanks

  • Rajat 26 September, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    You sound like Don McLean. Beautiful tribute!

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