Says Gouthami: "He was Kamal Sir to me. He still is, but in a different way. He was one person I looked up to. He's an immensely strong person and very compassionate. These are things that are never seen or heard because he never speaks of himself and people who know him don't speak much. It is about sharing little joys, every moment, everyday; it's about the 24 hours... I think both of us felt that and it grew to the next stage."