Friday, November 11, 2005

Tributes to Mr K. R. Narayanan

Former President K. R. Narayanan passed away on 9 November 2005. The soft spoken Diplomat's career description at the Indian Embassy website is a statement of his achievements, of how active he has been in social life.
The Hindu has paid tribute to the great man in its article, "President who defied stereotype". It was good to read of a President who assumed an active role in what is normally seen as having a limited scope for action in the political arena of the country. The most striking feature of his life was his having risen to such great heights from the humblest of backgrounds - that of a rural kid, born in a class that is socially perceived as backward, and grown up in poverty and subjected to injustices. It is typical of most places of rural India even today, that which is the untapped strength of the nation. It was only natural that such a person has come to be called a President who defied stereotype!

6 comments:

Kaps said...

this post has been mentioned in Mumbai Mirror saturday edition
http://www.mumbaimirror.com/nmirror/mmpaper.asp?sectid=14&articleid=11122005042878111220050316171

LAK said...

Hey, good going! BTW, how does one know if material from one's blog has been quoted or otherwise published anywhere? Is there any tracking mechanism?

krish said...

Hi Kaps,

Thanks for letting me know of it. However, I wasn't able to spot it when I tried the link - I remember I read somewhere that articles don't last long after being mentioned in Mumbai Mirror.

krish said...

Lak,

Thanks. I have no idea about it.

Kaps said...

see whether this works.
http://www.mumbaimirror.com/nmirror/mmpaper.asp?sectid=14&articleid=11122005042878111220050316171

otherwise go to their page and click on the past issues icon on the top right corner...select 12th Nov and then scroll down to the article on KR Narayanan.

krish said...

Thanks again Kaps, Your second option worked.

:-)