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26 Jul 2017

Remembering Prof. YASH PAL - by Rahul Sharma

Prof. Yash Pal. There was a time when I saw this name in NCERT textbooks and said to my friends like "See, this is the MAN we saw on TV!" Yes,  'TURNING POINT' was indeed such a piece of scientific nostalgia, that was telecast in Doordarshan in 1990s which my grandpa used to watch! Obviously, DOORDARSHAN was the only source of "youtubeing" for the 90s kids in every sense and Prof. Yashpal was one of those revolutionaries who took science and technology from laboratories to living room. I am sure that no kid of my generation and the ones before, having had a scientific inclination at some point in life, could ever forget his name. I Still remember reading his articles in various children's magazines. He often replied and clarified all those idiotic and non sensical doubts of the readers with sensible answers. The one who explained ultra complex scientific theories in simple layman's language and only a true genius can do that. Undoubtedly, I say he had inspired a lot of people in filling up the 'curiosity space' within their brains which helped them to dream higher as Dr. Kalam had said. A dozen times I had dreamt of such a professor appearing in an Engineering College, which hardly happened! One who played a pivotal role in drafting out NCERT curriculum; The man behind the setting up of IUCAA. This man will be missed for sure.
R.I. P. PROF. YASH PAL.

- Rahul Sharma

11 comments:

  1. So true you are. RIP IS NOT ENOUGH FOR SUCH GREAT SOUL. He is around forever.

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  2. So true you are. RIP IS NOT ENOUGH FOR SUCH GREAT SOUL. He is around forever.

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    1. Yes, he will be there forever. He is immortal.

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    1. Rest In Peace; rather, Remain In Peace :-\

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  4. Your pen never fails to impress ..Rip in Yashpalji

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    1. Thanks. How can someone fail to impress when one is supposed to write about such geniuses? People like Prof. Yashpal Singh. Abdul Kalam etc. are those 'rare elements' found on earth.

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  5. Please remove Singh from his name. He never used a surname and hated it when people gave him one.

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    1. Well, thanks for that. Changed it. Respect the legend :)

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  6. Great soul. Good write up. Respect to legend

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