Monday, July 27, 2015

RIP Dr. Abdul Kalam, My President Till Now

Today is turning out to be one of those days that you wished had never come. After terrorist attack at Gurdaspur, one of my favorite persons - APJ Abdul Kalam - has died. The last I felt such sinking feeling in my heart was on the death of Jaspal Bhatti.

Of all the things I've learnt from him, two come to my mind instantly:
  • Simplicity: No body can imagine that Dr. Kalam, after leaving Rashtrapati Home, stayed in a one and half room hut with a small bathroom till the time he was allocated a permanent home.
  • Motivation: He was born to motivate people.Even today, he died in the moment he loved doing. When we read about Dr.Kalam, he has written that he wanted to be a pilot but couldn't clear the physical tests. But its amazing how many people he gave wings to fly.
There's so much more that i want to write, but words are failing me. Will continue later.

4 comments:

Shruti Dev said...

No matter how much we write for this great person, words will fail all of us. What you've written is true from the heart, and people like me respect that. Kalam Sir was a memorable person.

Nitima Sood said...

He is, and forever remain.
Thanks for sharing your thought Shruti.

Anonymous said...

"You have to dream before your dreams can come true."
What a great visionary. I always felt determined after reading his quote.

Sakshi Soorpa said...

All we ever wanted from you sit was the chance to call you our president once again.

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