He was witty and entertaining when he was in his element. He and Meenatai were wonderful hosts, and it was a treat to share the simplicity of their life.
We cherish the memories of the occasions when we met and listened to his lively anecdotes and observations while he sipped his favourite beer. We realised that at heart, he was a simple, family man more than anything else. And that's how we would like to remember Balasaheb and enshrine his image in our hearts.
(As told to Afsana Ahmed)