Struggling to find words

Abhijit has been a cherished member of my research group since August of 2006, and in truth, I feel like I knew him long before that (we corresponded frequently before he decided to attend Duke).  Words cannot express how I felt about him---as a person, as a friend, and as an engineering scientist with limitless promise.  I will always be grateful for the time I had with him, and wish only that it might have been longer....