Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Farewell to the real Hero No 1
To the first person who exemplified the term First Citizen of India by his conduct and not by virtue of the post, who redefined the nature of public office, who led by example, who wore his love for his country passionately on his sleeve, who made the common man look at public office as a noble service finally, who broke all precedents and established new benchmarks, who showed what it is to be a good human being; a simple tribute.
You will remain forever in my mind as someone who rose above all odds and reached the top, yet remained down to earth grounded on personal values.
God be with you sir in your new endeavours, you have done so much, yet there is much more to be done. My best wishes are mingled with those of millions who would have loved to have you as our First citizen for some more time.
For all that you have given our country and us and for all that you will continue to do,
A proud citizen of India.