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Reminiscences – Dr AP J Abdul Kalam

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Poonam S Kohli at Jullunduryou-are-unique-release[1]

There is so much that one remembers about 11th President of India Dr Kalam. An extra ordinary human being perhaps super human because he was a spirit that could so easily flow into fellow human beings, animals and even plants. If one had to see a living example of a spirit that was one with humanity, it was Dr Kalam. Simple and pure, from a distance of many miles, he could feel and empathise with you. Hard work was his Mantra and inspiring youth his mission. He had an infectious zeal for life.

We ended the You Are Unique his book with a question to Dr Kalam:

How will you like yourself to be remembered?
His answer was:
‘He brought smiles on Millions and Millions of faces. I will work for it.’

And he did work for it tirelessly through out his life till his last breath.

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Reminiscences – Dr AP J Abdul Kalam

Poonam S Kohli at Jullundur you-are-unique-release[1]

There is so much that one remembers about 11th President of India Dr Kalam. An extra ordinary human being perhaps super human because he was a spirit that could so easily flow into fellow human beings, animals and even plants. If one had to see a living example of a spirit that was one with humanity, it was Dr Kalam. Simple and pure, from a distance of many miles, he could feel and empathise with you. Hard work was his Mantra and inspiring youth his mission. He had an infectious zeal for life.

We ended the You Are Unique his book with a question to Dr Kalam:

How will you like yourself to be remembered?
His answer was:
‘He brought smiles on Millions and Millions of faces. I will work for it.’

And he did work for it tirelessly through out his life till his last breath.

 

R K Laxman

Dr Kalam showing the great R K Lakshman his book The Luminous Sparks. punyapublishing.com/general-books/
Dr Kalam showing the great R K Lakshman his book The Luminous Sparks, published by Punya Publishing, punyapublishing.com/general-books/

Today we mourn the death of a fearless, independent thinker and cartoonist R K Laxman. A Rare creative genius,who had a laser focus on situation of the country, its anomalies and contradictions. His satires had many layers. They were hilarious and poignant at the same time. One would have laughed and cried both. For example, showing flood and ravage all around after a cyclone, two poor persons sitting in rags saying,”Sixty thousand crores loss! But for the cyclone we would never have known we were so rich.”

A great observer and thinker whose few strokes of brush and pen said so much. His work has inspired many and will continue to bear a torch of not only good cartooning but values of independent thinking, keen observation and being honest to oneself.