It is an American dream gone sour for software engineer Manjunath Kalmani.
Lying in a hospital bed in a totally vegetable state, Kalmani relives the moments in his dreamland, which changed his life forever.
Not only was his promising life as a software engineer rudely interrupted at the age of 27, but he was reduced to the status an invalid living under the care of nurses in an alien land after meeting with a car accident.
All he can do now is speak in a rasping whisper.
"Our nodal officer received information from the India Embassy that there is a patient Manjunath coming from USA. He arrived and was in very critical condition, having all sorts of problems and I think his brother is not very inclined to come here to see the patient," his doctor, Dr Jagdish Prasad, said.
Kalmani, who is on a ventilator, suffered a brain stroke after the accident and underwent an emergency operation, he is paralysed neck down.
He cannot even breathe on his own due to the paralysis.
Kalmani's brother works in a cooperative society and his father is a farmer in Karnataka while his mother Vidyavati is a housewife.
He was brought to India in an air ambulance after spending four years in US hospitals following the expiry of his visa.