MENTOR by definition means someone who is an experienced and trusted adviser. Someone who coaches, trains and helps you improve. Someone who guides you, shows you a direction, helps you discover and develop your goals. Someone who motivates you to lead and be successful. Someone who inspires you and helps in learning and rediscovering yourself.
I am not someone who follows people blindly. I learn something or the other from everyone I meet. Be it a crawling infant, a teenager or a bald old man like my Dad. I believe that everyone leaves some footprints behind. These are life lessons you’ll not be able to learn from any book or repository. These are collectively known as experiences.