A Small Tribute To An Immortal Leader - Dr.Apj Kalam

Sanjeev Ramprasad , Young Contributor
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Sanjeev Ramprasad
View full profile

27 july 2015 is the day which made me realise the loss of an impeccable humanbeing,I was there in Chennai for my vacation that time.When the news about Kalam sir’s death hit my ears ,my heart sunk ready for tears.Until that day, I just knew him as a former President,a Missile man and a honest leader ,but later i realised he is just not a person in our memory to be erased rather a person in our heart to be praised forever.

I had no idea why I was so upset ,but seeing other’s reaction made me feel that It’s not just me, the whole nation is mourning and is deeply moved by the loss a of the great soul.My parents,neighbours,watchman and even the paper man all were outpouring there griefs and sharing their view about the legend.

The incident my grandfather told made me understand why kalam sir was known for his simplicity and humility. My grandfather said while he was posted to Ramnad he was given a room to stay and he noticed that ac was not there in the room despite of the provision given.He called and asked the concerned authority about it ,and that person told that while Kalam sir had stayed in that room during his previous visit ,he had requested them to take away the ac stating that he loves to live with nature and that the climate is not new to him.I could see the pride in the eyes of my grand father who proudly said that he had stayed in the room where the great legend had stayed.

That day was a new experience to me as everyone had a story to be told and experience to be shared.I met an autodriver,while i was on my way to my house.The autodriver too had a an emotional story about kalam sir.The driver said that while he was in Rameshwaram he had been driving often for Kalam sir it seems and that kalam sir would always ask him about his son’s education and would advice him to make him study well and tell him how important is his studies for his future and for country’s too.

On 30th was Kalam sir’s cremation in Rameshawaram with full state honours.My neighbour’s family went to Rameshwaram to watch the last rite ceremony of the former president.All were before tv watching the live telecast of the ceremony.

I went with my grandma to the near by temple.While we were returning from the temple we had to take an alternate path other than the usual path as there was some meeting held and the road was blocked.We always used to avoid walking via the alternate path as it stinks a lot due to garbage disposal.To all our surprise we noticed that the place where garbages were dumped has been beautifully transformed into a divine place with red carpet at the entrance leading to a big size photo of Abdul Kalam sir.A gentle man invited us to come in and light a candle ,offer flowers to the photo and write a few words about the great legend.I was happy to get this oppurtunity I went in offered flowers and lit the candle.I asked the gentleman whether it was organised by any association ,he said he and his friends are doing it as a tribute to the great leader.While I was about to write my note about the legend I could see a very small boy who couldn’t even reach to the height of the table where the book had been kept,trying to write something.He despite ignoring his mother shout at him to get down,was scribbling in the notebook.I was thinking whatall to write and while I started to write,I just could see the scribbled note above.It was the cute note to Kalam sir from that small boy.I would like to share the note of the boy"Dear Kalam uncle,I promise you I won’t use bad words ,I won’t fight with my brother or anyone ,I will be a goodboy to my mother and will try to get good marks in all subject.I want to become a scientist like you,I love you and I miss u"-Ashwath 1 st std.There were lots of spelling mistakes but I felt that it was the cutest , inspirational and touching note I could see in that notebook.Really I saw Abdul Kalam sir in that innocent face of the small boy who wrote his heart for his leader.

who said Abdul Kalam sir is no where ,he is everywhere and remains immortal in the hearts of millions of people .

" Our birth may be an incident
but our death should be a history"- APJ.Abdul Kalam

Disclaimer:Statements and opinions expressed in the article are those of the authors and written by them; the author is solely responsible for the content in this article. IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility for them.

Express your comment on this article

Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam had a vision about India and we have to work for his vision. A salute to the Great Personality.

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Great Article on great person by great young reporter

Posted on Saturday, February 4, 2017

One of the best Article

Sunil Sonsi
Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017

Yes Sanjeev Ramprasad....You are right. People like Dr. APJ don't die. They live in our hearts for ever.
Prayers for departed soul....

Submit your comments...
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

Love is in air when he sings, Shahbaz Aman

What could be the appropriate adjective to describe this man; singer; composer; or an unusual embod


Don’t Want a Day… Want a Deal!

I am a Woman and like me, there are countless other women out there who do not want Days to commemo


My heart, my soul and all my sincerity is for this country – Ajiaz Ahmad Sarfaraz

“By serving this great country for more than three decades, I feel that the word ‘great’ fully appl


Teamwork Makes The Dream Work! – Nomaan Sidiq Budroo, Captain of Kuwait U-19 Cricket Team

Kuwait Cricket’s National U 19 team returned home after their best ever performance in the ICC U 19


A Walk in the Garden…

Our garden in Salmiya is an exciting learning-place… Every walk in it, teaches something every time


Take Thoughts Outside Box

"Where are the songs of spring? Ay, where are they?’’ I sighed, when others were busy with Keats, S


‘Be what you are, Do what you can’, a self-confident go getter, N.K. Ramachandran Menon

He believes, ‘No one can influence anyone’. He believes, ‘I can only be me and it is true for ever


How to carry out a winning scientific project?

I have been involved in judging scientific projects in schools and colleges for the past three deca


Extraordinary artist of ribbon work – Mrs Poornima

Hand Embroidery is one of the most beautiful artworks. There are variety of Embroideries which uses


Work hard, but enjoy your job – Ravi Varrier spending 40 years in a company!

Spending long working years with a company may not be a big deal if you are a sincere employee. But


New Menu at Zafran Puts Contemporary Spin on the Traditional

Fans of Zafran can rejoice as the popular Indian bistro launches a new menu this week. The front


A nostalgic and delicious train journey in Kuwait at Kerala Express Restaurant

A train journey during our annual vacation in India is definitely a nostalgic experience for many o


Mughal Mahal Exotica - An aromatic and exotic twist to Indian food

When it comes to Indian food in Kuwait, no doubt ‘Mughal Mahal’ set an example among the residents


Experience Indian Corner Tandoori Nights at Al Manshar Rotana Hotel

Al Manshar Rotana Hotel at Fahaheel, Kuwait launched an authentic Tandoori Night with an Indian cor


Himanta Biswa Sarma elected BAI President

Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Tuesday unanimously elected the Badm


Fahaheel English Madrasa wins Shifa Al Jazeera Al-Nahil Soccer Championship Cup

Fahaheel English Madrasa emerges champions in the inter-madrasa soccer championship tournament or


Shifa Al Jazeera Soccer Kerala Fest– 2018 - United Goan Centre (Ugc) Emerge The Champions

United Goan Centre (UGC) on of the oldest Football Club in Kuwait Indian Football Federation, Kuwai


Del Potro eliminates Ferrer at Indian Wells

Sixth-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro rose to the round of 16 of the Indian Wells Masters te


U G C 42nd Edition Football 2018 and Interschool Under - 15 Football Tournament

Wednesday,7th March 2018: Last Friday started off with an early morning kickoff of the conclusion t