Sudha Satyan was traveling from Delhi to Chicago and when she heard a flight captain’s name it rang a bell in her mind. 30 years earlier, she remembered a student with the same name, ‘Rohan Bhasin’ who had introduced himself as ‘Captain Rohan Bhasin’ during his playschool admission at the age of 3. And she wondered if this could be the same student. She requested one of the flight attendants to take her to the captain once the flight landed. And to her surprise, it was him!
The heartwarming story was tweeted by Bhasin’s mother, Nivedita, who herself is a pilot with Air India. She shared a photo of the teacher and her son when he was still a child. Decades later, he not only realised his dream but flew his playschool teacher on a long-haul flight to Chicago.
“During Playschool admission, the teacher asked my son his name. Nonchalantly he answered, “Capt Rohan Bhasin”. And he was just 3. And today, the same teacher was en route to Chicago. And he was indeed the Captain,” she tweeted.
She also explained that given he was from a family where many members had been pilots, across generations, her son didn’t think it was unusual to add the title to his name.
“I don’t think this had so much to do with what he wanted to become 🤔,” Bhasin’s mother tweeted, when many asked how he knew what he wanted to be at such a young age. “Both his parents were Captains. And this is how they were addressed. So, for him too, it should be Captain, he thought” she wrote.
The internet was in Aww after the story was shared on Twitter: