Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 156--157

Late Sir A. P. J. Abdul Kalam no more: Still he alive in our heart

Mayadhar Barik 
 Department of Nuclear Medicine and Paediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Mayadhar Barik
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Paediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

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The Editor,

Good people, good mind, and good sciences are always a holistic blessing of the God. Logically, if we see, it is true and practically right. The Almighty had given these blessings to our superhero - Sir A. P. J Abdul Kalam. He was one of the unique and the best teacher and scientist in this world. His contribution to the nation and world is unforgettable. Although my father and father-in-law passed away earlier, still I remember that all my family members loved him so much. His inspirational speech and oath taking for nation building and my oath taking on doctor's day, for service of poor people are common concurrences and an important statement for my life. Sir, we will miss you always. Our special prayer for you and family to bring peace to all those whom you have left bereft. May your soul rest in peace. At the same time, our prayer to Almighty that may he give rebirth to you as a son again to our holistic motherland - India.


You are the brilliant scientist and the best leader of us. Sir, your long journey from October 15, 1931, to July 27, 2015, and the 11 th president of India from 2002-2007 was really meaningful. Your career as a scientist turned into a reluctant politician is very rarely seen. We are heartily thankful to your holistic native place at Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India. Four decades as a scientist and worked as Science Administrator, at the Defence Research and Development Organization and Indian Space Research Organization tactfully involved in India's civilian space program and military missile development efforts give us another strength to all Indians. The Missile Man of India is no more, but your technical strength and major role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998 are more remarkable. Although original nuclear test by India in 1974 is always rememberable. The "People's President" Bharat Ratna is now not with us, but we learned from you the hard work, punctuality, discipline, and sincerity. Your noble vision and molecular mission are really unforgettable. His your transformative thought process placed you in the right position within the right frame time (paper boy to the people's president). You motivated people and youth for nation building, national security development, and research. We will try to run our life following your path and advice as you are one of the supreme heroes in this country and son of the God. [1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6]

Sir, you are also the best teacher in this world because you have taken many key classes including the "Quantum to space research and technology." In addition to health sector, Kalam's stent is something of a unique application to save lives. In our experience, his key speeches related to laser technology and glaucoma have given a new dimension to ophthalmology. Your kind words touches the millions of students' heart. Your magnificent speeches change the youth. You are a renounced teacher despite a space scientist. Your simplicity and very genuine life give a lesson to all the people in this world. Your life crystallized into a dedication of workforce and service for the country, which left him as a lifelong bachelor.

For children, youth, student, and researchers, you would concentrate their immortal inner positive energy. Positive energy, concentration, and focused single-minded people that you nurtured, proved yourself to be unique in this world. His unique motivation and the positive energy forced you to do better work for the nation and give services to very poor and sick people. Unlike the chain reaction and nuclear fission and fusion, your words continue within us, and you remains alive in our hearts forever.

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