Millions shed many a tear when you departed,
And yet you live in each one of us to whom lessons of Life you imparted.
I know you as the Missile Man who could make India compete with others in any contention,
And yet spreading the message of peace and love was always your sole intention.
I know you as the son of the boat man who walked miles to go to school,
And yet when you addressed students everything appeared attainable, accessible and very cool.
I know you as the President , Scientist , Visionary, Speaker and a Teacher,
And yet “The Humanity” in you surpasses all these distinctive features.
On this India’s Independence day,
Let’s take pledge today,
Work hard, harder and Hardest,
Give him a glowing tribute by becoming in every field the world’s ablest.