Hi everyone, so yesterday, I was fooling around the forums, just replying here and there, and out of nowhere, I came across this news, from staff talk thread, thanks @BluishHumility for bringing this out. I went to a sudden deep shock on hearing this, and my brain stopped working for a few moments. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't rest. My brain just jammed. So, I am writing this post now.
Also, thanks @tbg for this topic.
Half of my brain along with my heart still refuses to admit he is no longer among us. I am still in deep shock.
I don't know what to write. I am seeing his picture for the very first time itself. Thanks @tbg for attaching his photo.
He was really very close to me. He was like a mentor, a guide for me.
Anytime I wanted any guidance related to Linux or tech in general, which couldn't be searched on any search engine, I knew whom to ask.
I very frequently had brief talks with him, on forums and on telegram.
Recently, around a couple of months back, he told the staff members that he was going on break, and will not be contributing much to the community, all of us told him to take rest and take care.
I didn't even imagine in my farthest dream that he was ill. He was in his early forties man...
You know what I liked the most about him : his egoless and selfless attitude.
He always used to guide me, however noob I was. He didn't care how much effort he has to make, if it helped others.
I came to know that he maintained close to 200 packages in AUR, which left me wondering : how can this guy be so good developer, have so many works, but not even a pinch of ego. I am still wondering.
He was my close friend, my mentor and my guide. He helped not only me, but thousands of Linux users, especially Arch Linux and distro based on it.
He is still one of the most respected developers in Arch Linux community.
He helped Garuda Linux a lot to become what it is today. He also helped a lot of other Arch based distros.
Thanks @jonathon for your contribution. Your void can never be filled in my heart. I will always remember you. May your soul rest in peace.