The untimely demise of a great citizen, the people’s president is no more and I am deeply saddened with his demise.Dr. Abdul Kalam was India’s hero, a worthy scientist with indomitable spirit and an impeccable leader the nation was lucky to call President at one point of time. He carried out his duties of office with dignity and reverence, respect to all and worked towards the upliftment of the country in the field of science. He has adorned many revering titles such as the Bharat Ratna, the Missile Man and India’s Ex-President among others. He loved teaching and was passionate to bring about change for the youth, by the youth and preferred to be remembered as a “Teacher”. His infectious warmth and loving nature saw the whole nation mourning his loss. Was it irony or just fate?, that his final moments came while delivering a lecture to young students in Shillong. India will surely miss this great man, a proud Indian and one we got to call People’s President during our lifetime.
If you are curious about why he is so incredibly popular, and why his loss has the nation mourning, you have to read some of the books he wrote to clearly understand his vision. My advice to the youth who were fortunate to get to know him during their life, follow his advice, it will make a difference to this nation.