Abdul Kalam passed away yesterday evening. India’s 11th President, a brilliant scientist turned politician and known fondly to many as the ‘missile man’. A great man who influenced people with his words, what I perhaps liked most about him was his simplicity and uniqueness. Abdul Kalam could be recognized among a crowd of people. He was short, had a distinctive hair style and dressed in a formal suit. And there was something else, he wore all the time: his sweet smile. Though he couldn’t be described as handsome, you could call him cute. He was a people’s person. He was approachable. He was intellectual. And most importantly, he was human.
He was a strong writer too and having read his work in ‘ignited minds’ I also often always read the quotes that come up usually on social media sites. No surprise, but there are plenty of those trending today. A man lives his mortal life in a grand manner, not through the wealth he earns, but through the respect. And when he has the latter in plenty, he becomes immortal. RIP Abdul Kalam, you will live in our hearts forever.