"Personally, Rahul helped me improve my self-esteem and carry myself in a higher manner. I have always been hard on myself and others, but after having Rahul in my life, I have been a more positive, patient and tolerant person. I see myself and others in a better light and strive to see the positive before the negative in each situation that I face." - Anisha Gupta
"The first time I met your son we connected instantaneously. I have to tell you that there aren't many people I know who match my energy level, but Rahul was DEFINITELY one of them. That's one of the characteristics we had in common. He had a palpable presence and everyone knew him. He was loud and fun and didn't have a sensor. I found him to be hilarious. I'm very similar in that sense and I just found it very welcoming that he was so similar and matched my energy so well.
When I started BSEP last year in May, Rahul sat me down for 2 hours in his apartment and told me everything I needed to know. He gave me notebooks and documents and questions and told me which professors I needed to get to know and gave me a weekly schedule of how often I should be talking to them. He gave me SO much advice. That was the first impression I had of AUA. Rahul...
I just couldn't believe someone would give up their time and energy to help a complete stranger. Honestly, I NEVER in my life met anyone like that. NEVER. And it's something that now I carry with me because it was a characteristic that I loved so much, I know that I now need to have it. That characteristic was passed along to everyone he helped. All the BSEP kids in my class and in last semester's class (like Brian, a mutual friend of Rahul and me). Brian and I and anyone else who Rahul touched seek out the new BSEP class and sit them down and tell them EVERYTHING they need to know, because that's something we all loved about Rahul and that we want to carry forward." - Olivia Richman