Daddy Cool

There is cool and then there is cool as lived by my friend, Giri.

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Truly a beautiful person – outside and inside, Giri or Girikanth (he may kill you if you call him that 😉 ) Subramanyam is father to 2 handsome boys and husband to a goddess. Sangeeta, his lovely wife, has the patience to tolerate this eccentric mans idiosyncrasies and his unbridled passion for life.

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Microlite pilot, tattoo frantic, avid party animal and gym maniac, Giri’s joi de vivre is envious and infectious. He is sharp, incisive and with his deep baritone, a thorough charmer. He and I share the same birthday and that’s where the similarity ends! I wish I had even as much as half the energy he does. Or I was half as brave (he has a bucket list of some amazing daredevil tasks) as he is. I am yet to come across someone who comes close to him on the ‘cool meter’.

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And since I am crazy about tattoos, here is a closer look at two of Giri’s tattoos. This one is quite simple. It’s inspired by the sign of his zodiac – the sign of the Gemini. He says is proud to be a Gemini and always wanted to sport his sun sign on his person…however, he is going to have the design redone and updated soon. All the best with that, Girikanth!

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The second one was done very spur-of-the-moment, while having a couple of beers whilst waiting for his friend who was getting a tattoo. It’s ‘hot stuff’ a fun devil in the comics that Giri read when he was growing up (yes, he is that old hehe wham! take that, Girikanth lol). He got this updated with a Celtic design to hold it together better and then got his wife and kids’ names tattooed in (Sangeeta, Arya and Ansh), close to him for eternity. Yes, he IS a soft like that 🙂

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Phew! That’s quite the man we have here, isn’t it?! And a parting shot. Here is a picture of Giri in his younger days, juxtaposed against a more recent picture. Now THAT is inspiration to young men everywhere. Men can and do mature to become MORE handsome as they grow ‘old’er. Wine DOES get better with age 🙂 Cheers to you Giri and your indomitable love for life.

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P.S.

If I am found in a mangled heap after this post is published it is quite likely that the perpetrator of that henious crime is Giri, enraged by all the digs I have made at his expense in the post above 🙂

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