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Murtaza Patel Visits Rajkot

Murtaza Patel

Murtaza Patel

I was out of Rajkot at Sasan Gir which falls around 2.5 hours drive from Rajkot. I received an SMS from Dinesh Tilva inviting me to attend an evening meet cum get-to-gether which he had organized for Murtaza Patel who had come from Cairo, Egypt. At this juncture I had no idea of who he is. But Dinesh Tilva insisted me on making it possible to attend the meeting even if I reach back Rajkot late. I reached Rajkot around 06:30. Meeting was scheduled for 06:30 to 08:00pm. Quickly changing & getting freshen-up I rushed to the venue. I also  received a call from Priyadarshi Arth who had reached there in-time. Also Dineshbhai called me again to confirm if I’m coming.

I reached to the venue and found the meeting to be very formal. It was organized with a sense to gather all fans & friends of Murtaza Patel, so that they can meet him.

But who is Murtaza Patel? Well, he is known as Marketing Guru. He believes that ‘marketing’ runs in his blood! He is a consultant who helps others to develop their business & do its marketing. He conducts seminars for the same and also does one-to-one consultancy. Basically, he is from Ahmedabad and now lives in Cairo, Egypt.

Most of the invitees were aware about him. I wasn’t. As I reached the venue, I was introduced to him. Surprisingly, he knew about me due to this blog – SpeakBindas.com. He mentioned of having watched some of the interviews on this blog. So it was an instant connection with him. He seemed very generous and down-to-earth persona. I couldn’t find the weight of his popularity on his shoulders! We did chat for a while, as some invitees were yet to come.

Facebook friends meeting face to face.

Facebook friends meeting face to face.

It was a formal get-to-gether. Moreover, Dinesh Tilva had invited friends from facebook. Some of he knew even before facebook but most were through facebook only. So it was unique meet in-terms of facebook friends from Rajkot were meeting each other in real too. Even I was connected through facebook with some of the invitees present over-there whom I had never met in person. So it was an interesting initiative by Mr Tilva.

Meet started with personal introduction. We all had set in round-table format, on chairs. So one by one introduced ownself, and it ended with Murtaza Patel’s introduction. He said, he is fond of reading like anything. He also started writing after his wife taunted him on whether he will just keep reading or write too? He gave an intense talk on the subject of “Job or own business?”. Actually, Prof. Jayesh Vachhani had raised this question. Murtaza Patel himself has left job & started his own profession following his inner passion of marketing.

It was a joyous get-to-gether which ended sweetly with a cup of ice-cream.

Some photographs

Dinesh Tilva in center on floow. We all others on chairs surronding him.

Dinesh Tilva in center on floor. We all others on chairs surrounding him.


Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

5 thoughts on “Murtaza Patel Visits Rajkot

  1. Mahesh Jivrajani says:

    I was there in that meet,
    but through your nice description & photos
    I revised all the thing again.


  2. હિમ્મત છાયાણી says:

    વાહ દેવાંગભાઈ..ખુબ જ સરસ સંસ્મરણો માણ્યા..
    આર્ટીકલની વાસ્તવિક્તા અસરકારક..ખુબ ગમી

    1. જી હિમ્મતભાઇ, મજા તો જે જેમ છે તેમ જ રજુ કરવામાં હોય છે. થેંક્સ.

  3. A P PATEL says:

    As told by you, I tried to see all your posting yer I could not find your article:”What is Facebook?”Please put this anyhow.
    U S A

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