It’s a day of gloom and it was tizzy of shock to learn that one of the greatest man who shaped India’s destiny as one of its greatest scientist, father of Nuclear programme, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam breathed his last today. I hoped that it was a rumor that one of the greatest Indian President and a model has passed away. But, it was not meant to be as India lost one of its greatest man who ignited dreams and gave Wings of Fire to the Nation. I refuse to say RIP because souls like President Kalam are timeless and beyond death. I feel that I was lucky that he was India’s President, the time I was still a student in college. Even in death, the passionate teacher, was delivering lecture. Righting a post on Shri Abdul Kalam is insignificant. Honestly speaking, the man who inspired millions across the world, cannot be described in a lengthy blog post and I choose to dedicate a poem to him. He shall always reverberate in our mind and soul. Let remind ourselves that Shri Kalam was and is the harbinger of hope, at a time when we hear so many pessimist views about India. Let’s add Wings of Fire to the country.
A beacon of hope and shining light who ignites minds.
A man who shone and an intellectual rocket for his country.
His vision wore no blinkers, a soft heart to young children, men and women, the downtrodden.
The pride of the nation.
Who won hearts and earned respect of not just India but the world.
Describing President Shri Abdul Kalam in words wouldn’t suffice.
The infectious smile that will remain forever etched in our hearts.
The simple life he led is an inspiration to us.
He was one of us who bridge distance between his subjects and himself.
A charmer who believed in the power of education and never shied to enlighten us,
on being a simpleton.
His thoughts will stay forever.
It’s hard to believe that he is no more as our eyes well up.
The power of a man and women lies in its intellect, to shape beliefs, engineer thoughts and nurture creativity.
It’s a dark day in our rich history.
We simply cannot digest the fact that one of the greatest man is no more.
We shall remember you Sir for your kindness, love, humility and intelligence.
You will always remain a model for us as we keep the faith despite the lows,
for you gave us wings of fire and ignited dreams, inspiring a nation.
Today, the heart is heavy but filled with hope for India to become a super economic, intellectual and cultural power.
We believe in your words and actions