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Friday, August 10, 2012

Death of a Soul




Three bullets pierced the heart; an instant death of a soul
 ‘Hey Ram’ uttered Mahatma, felled, serving a noble role
He fought for downtrodden, got freedom without bloodshed
  Made no fuss of life’s ordeals, n non violence acts watershed
Every martyr be it Jesus, Mahatma or Luther King
    The end was violent n gory adorned with a halo ring
They uplifted the humanity with their noble deeds
   Little did they know that this was payback by the creed?
With every such loss, humanity loses a human face
       Still we claim to belong, to a loving human race

PS- Image kind Courtesy Google- Mahatma Gandhi after assassination 

(The Independence Day of India is round the corner, 15 Aug. This is a tribute to Mahatma and other martyrs like him who sacrificed their lives for the humanity.)

83 comments:

  1. I've never seen that photo before. It is having such an effect on me...

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  2. Nothing makes me cry more than that movie "Gandhi" Very well posted, Rahul. Proud to be an Indian, and sad that we really don't live up to Gandhi's dreams. Sigh.

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    1. Only a Britisher like Sir Richard Attenborough could have made that poignant film having understood the pains endured by the Mahatma and other freedom fighters!! We are doing everything opposite to the Gandhian spirit:(

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  3. We should indeed hang our heads in shame for being such a soulless people, for we can't live up to the ideals of great men and even going on to destroying them!

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    1. Indeed Zephyr! The darkest hour as Sir Winston Churchill rightly remarked that with freedom coming to India, the country will be ruled by fools and even water and air would be taxed! Unfortunately his prophecy came true in our own lifetime:(

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  4. Some people with a halo, so many others with horns... Yes, this is our country, the modern India.

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    1. A huge price we are paying in making India modern, Arti:(

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    2. I could not agree with you more :(

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  5. That's a moving tribute to the great leader! Thanks for sharing this picture... had never seen this!

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    1. A larger than life leader he was Shilpa! Thanks a lot for that remark!

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  6. Such a sad pic! We should all remember the great man with respect and never forget what he did

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    1. True Alessia, that such noble people made our lives a happier one after enduring all the pain!

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  7. its true often in this world that good is punished and evil is rewarded. It is for us to bring change around us

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    1. Unfortunately the greatest people are the ones who had to sacrifice for the sake of others. Least we can do is remember them and thank them!

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  8. Profound lines, just in time for I-Day
    I too don't think I've seen that picture before, a little disturbing.

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    1. A big thanks Divya!! Yeah the picture was difficult to get!!

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  9. Beautifully penned. India and Indians are fast losing their soul. Youngster of today only know about Sonia,Rahul,Priyanka Gandhi. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is long forgotten and his memories are symbolically retrieved from the dustbin during the months of January,August & October every year.Sad but true !

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    1. It is good to live in present but what worries me is that we are becoming a thankless, self conceited people:(

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  10. When I read about Bhagat Singh, Sardar Patel, Gandhi among the selfless leaders of yore, I wonder what they must be thinking? Is this the India of their dreams, of our dreams?

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    1. Thanks a lot Rachna for echoing my thoughts! I am sure those great people must be wondering how quickly we have undone what the all stood for:(

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  11. Patriot in me will always bow to such souls but the other side questions whether all those scarifies worth for the situation we are currently in?

    66th years of independence !!!! huh!!!
    Nice tribute Rahul Sir!!!

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    1. Ramya, what is happening now is our creation. The lack of values, propriety, mindless acts and what not!The nations that are great today are because they learnt from their past:)

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  12. Few great men paved paths for us to carry the great work they did and make our country prosperous. Look what we have done today. Shame. The photo - had not seen it earlier

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    1. Exactly, we are in a hurry to move forward without stopping to see where the road leads!

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  13. Great tribute! The poem emphasis the humanitarian and race...
    Never seen the pic on his assassination! It’s disheartening...

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  14. Hi Rahul, this is so heartfelt and haunting. We recently also held a tribute to Mahatma recently where I live, because he had been here all those years ago. Its terribly sad to think how these great souls left the world but what we can look back at in gratification is the difference that they made to all our lives and even though their struggle may have been long before even I was born, we still reap the benefits and lessons from it now. Thanks for this, greatly penned!

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    1. Sam, I wish someday I could travel to S Africa to see the place myself like you!I agree fully with what you said. A thanks indeed:)

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  15. Rahul, this is a touching tribute for Independence Day. Gandhi was indeed a great soul who changed the destiny of our country.

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    1. Thanks a lot Rachna! People like him could make this nation what it has achieved today without the flaws that we managed to add with time!

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  16. and Still we claim to belong, to a loving human race.....so true.
    thanks for sharing such a heart felt post Rahul Sir.

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    1. A big thanks Irfan for having liked the small tribute!

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  17. Oh that photograph smote at my heart. What a wonderful tribute, Rahul. He was a man of courage and principles.

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    1. Thanks a lot KayEm! The men of such integrity are rare now:(

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  18. Thanks for nice post.

    कृपया मेरी नवीनतम पोस्ट पर पधारें , अपनी प्रतिक्रिया दें , आभारी होऊंगा .

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    1. Thanks a lot Shuklaji. You have a nice blog!

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  19. Maybe if he had lived, he might have fought endlessly for the good of the people, but since we had to suffer, endure corrupted leaders, finding no concrete ways to remove them, he died.
    However, even after his sacrifice and his terrible death we have not learnt anything.
    Right now we have a Anna, who too, was not able to lead the way, because of his over enthusiastic team, and I am glad he finally broke away from them. It is the team that is around a good leader, that brings bad name to any cause or fight for the right.
    I pray, we have more Gandhis and more Annas to give us freedom from all that is wrong in our country.
    It is indeed a post right from the heart.

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    1. Rama this country needs people with more mettle and spine and not thieves and petty minded to run this nation! Thanks indeed for all those words!

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  20. Nice! When I see Indians pay tribute to MG and similar great soulsI start thinking is it I-Day? Or R-day? Is it enough to pay tribute to the great leaders of our country? Why don't we remember some heroes of present like Tukaram Omble and similar? who sacrificed his life to fight terrorism so that our life after freedom be safe? Is it not our responsibility to remember and salute all these after independence heroes too on this "August 15th" ?

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    1. Kusum there have been several martyrs who laid their lives and are still the unsung heroes! This is not a symbolic gesture but heartfelt thanks for the freedom which we now take for granted. I would like to see posts from you about people we do not know about and deserve the respect of the nation!

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  21. °º♡
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    "Não existe caminho para a felicidade.
    A felicidade é o caminho." Gandhi.

    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
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    1. Muito obrigado por seu bom comentário :)

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  22. A beautiful tribute!

    Have a great week ahead.

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    1. Thanks a lot Eden! Wish you a nice week ahead too!

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  23. A very patriotic poem and apt for such a joyous occassion. Thinking about those freedon fighters, I get the feeling that its time for a second freedon struggle, but this time it would be against ourselves, inside us, something which we have to wrench and thorw out. Corruption and crime against women. The blood of those greats were not shed for such pititful condition today. The poem has touched a chord.

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    1. Yes Jenny, we attained freedom but only partly and forgot to do the duties and got busy in pursuit of money ! Sad indeed, when you see the rest of the world surging ahead and we limping in shackles of our own creation:(

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  24. They did so much, and yet they were killed. Very well written. Nowadays, it's difficult to find such patriots.

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    1. A big thanks Juhi and young patriots like you need to take on the task of building a proud country:)

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  25. A soulful poem especially where you mentioned about heroes. Death of soul used very meaningfully.

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    1. Saru, a big thanks and makes me even happier that you brought laurels to the Bangalore IBL team on your moving poem :)

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  26. A Great tribute to Mahatma Gandhi! Very beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Valli for having liked:)

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    1. Wishing you a very Happy Independence Day too, Izdiher!

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  28. So apt for Independence day...! You have so many awards in your kitty. I am impressed so now i am following you :)

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    1. Ghazala, It is readers like you who make my day! A huge thanks for following my blog and I am very happy to know someone who writes so well is now following my blog. I can see that you have already made a fair collection of awards in as short span and would add more to your kitty!

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  29. Killing fredoom will not help tiranny...it will doom it instead.
    Gandhi's death was the ignition for democracy quest...
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  30. So true. What a loss!!
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. Agree with you PAPS, a huge loss it was1

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  31. Hi there, thanks for your insight on my post today.

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    1. A pleasure to visit your blog each time Sam:)

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  32. A very proud tribute.. I liked the title especially!

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  33. From the Mahatma to Rahul G, we have indeed come a long way.

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  34. not too many of us have seen this picture before. we always claim to belong to a loving human race, vainly.

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  35. Happy Independence Day!! I have stopped commenting on the sad state of affairs in our country...I treat 15th August as the day where I celebrate my independence - freedom from all the ill values and ill practices around me - as long as I am free from all evil, it is indeed a reason to celebrate independence!

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    1. Same to you Divya! I like your spirit and that is what this day is all about to enjoy the fruits of hard earned freedom:)

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  36. That's wonderful even it causes pain! Great tribute Rahul buddy.

    hugs n kiss

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    1. A big thanks Shilpa! It is the pain which was borne by freedom fighters for our sake!

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  37. Hi Rahul, thanks for always taking the time to stop by :)

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  38. Mahatma the hero, died the death of a real hero.
    Why is it always that the people who bring about a change in any existing system, are never accepted whole heartedly by one and all? Why are there always a few black sheep who can't stand something happening for good?

    Lovely tribute.

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    1. Akanksha those words are true!It suits black sheep to ensure that things do not change for better!

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  39. Happy belated Independence day.;) A beautiful tribute.;)
    xoxo

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  40. To Think of it, Every person in History who worked for Humanity met with a violent end. Why is that so? that is something to think about!

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