I boarded the train at Chennai(Egmore) for Tuticorin. At Villupuram Junction, I saw this great man boarding the train with his assistant. His accommodation was adjacent to my saloon in Ist class. Since it was 9 p.m, I did not want to meet him. I looked at the chart and understood that he was to alight at Kovilpatti at 6.30 a.m.
I got up at 0500 hrs, washed my face, and went to meet him. The saloon door was kept open. I wished him and asked him to bless me. He blessed me by applying vibhuti on my forehead and handed over a small booklet "Skanda Sasti Kavasam." Then I asked him for an autograph. He obliged. I returned to my berth, took out my new autograph book and extended it to him. He wrote in Tamil "Irai Theduvathodu Iraiyum Thedu" and signed.(Meaning - While you search for your food, also search for God).
When he alighted at Kovilpatti railway station, I helped them to unload their luggage. He was pleased. For me, he is a magnetic personality whom I came across in my life.
No life without Sun
Kanchi Paramacharya visited our place during my childhood. Many people came there to see him. Such people will have goo magnetic powers and they will pull the people towards them and such people may have the magnetic power which comes to them because of their piousness.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
A respectable surgeon was in his 50's when I in my 20's met him for the first time. My family members: parents, uncles, sister and myself, went through various abdominal surgeries such as appendicitis, gall stone, etc. As a doctor, his patient hearing, making the patients rely on him, affectionate temperament and the self-confidence, made me his admirer. The way he conducted himself was mind-blowing, and when he spoke, everybody followed his instructions minutely, although he was witty too. Professionally he was successful, but that never made him arrogant. He was an extremely caring doctor that made my whole family respect him and have faith in him as a doctor. His voice was heavy and powerful, which impressed everyone who came in his contact. Today I am in my 50's, but can't forget his magnetic persona. I used to call him Dr Uncle and my admiration for him persists still.