KPS Gill with Irani at Statesman office in connaught place on July 8, 1999. Gill’s zest for the good things in life and his love for English and Urdu poetry were well known. In one of his last visits to Chandigarh, he dispelled the notion that he had now grown too old and was to kick the bucket anytime soon. In his own style, he recited the lines, “Gudaaz-e-ishq nahi kam jo main jawan na raha, vo hee aag hai par aag mein dhuaan na raha” (The fire of love burns in me still even though I am no longer young, it is but the same though not as fiery). (Source: Express photo by Virendra Singh)