I met Jose in 1992. Before that I had known him as “Professor Valle through his numerous works which I had read with interest and admiration.Two months together at CERN in 92 started our friendship and long lasting collaboration which I have cherished all along. Subsequently, I visited Valencia on several occasions and was impressed to see his untiring efforts in bringing high energy physicists-old and young alike-together. He has shown the world how an active group can be built and sustained for such a long time. He is certainly the source of inspiration for many. I am happy to send my very best wishes to Jose on this occasion of his birthday and wish that he continues contributing to physics as he has always done.
Anjan S. Joshipura.