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Dr. Kalam and Paul Walker? Seriously?

Like many Indians, I looked up to Dr.Kalam and he served as my inspiration to live with dignity and respect the dignity of labour. And it should not come as a surprise to many that ever since his sudden demise there has been a large outpouring of grief from all quarters. People from walks of life loved the man he was, he was the “Peoples President”, Bharat’s Ratna.

However, there is something that irks me to no end. And I’m afraid to say that whenever I think about it I’m filled with a lot of rage. Recently my social media feed has been flooded with posts condoling his demise, which is fine by me. But here’s the thing, people are trying to convey how Dr.Kalam died doing what he loved most by comparing his death to that of Paul Walker’s. I do not have an iota of doubt that Dr.Kalam loved teaching and reaching out to millions of students across the length and breadth of this nation.

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