Few people have inspired and motivated me to be better than I was than Mr Shatrudha Prasad. Called 'Shatru Sir' by his students, he was almost universally loved by them for more reasons than one. Aside from being a great educator, he possessed certain unique character traits that made him a teacher in the truest sense of the word.
His subject was taught in class with a great passion and zeal, albeit in an unconventional manner, very unlike most of the other classes. Proper and succinct explanations were invariably provided for every topic, concepts were made clear, and problem solving skills were honed to near perfection. Sir was always ready to help us in his subject, always went out of his way to clear our doubts.
Apart from being an excellent professor of mathematics, sir was approachable, friendly, and didn't possess any airs of being better' than us, his students. His gregarious, amiable, and altruistic personality towards his students earned him great respect and affection both inside and outside the classroom. Sir was more than a mere teacher, he was a friend, and a motivator to us students, helping us deal with our problems, both mathematical and not, even when he was not obliged to.
I can safely say that Shatru Sir is a teacher of the highest caliber, in every sense of the word. He has been instrumental to whatever successes I have attained in my academic career, and I am certain he will continue to be the same for new students under his guidance, for he is truly passionate about what he does.