Satis Datta


A Tribute to The Great Teacher


A worthy successor to Tagore and Vivekananda,

Upholding the prestige of Mother India

Once again strengthened your countrymen,

We salute you, take it and bless,

Everybody born on this earth is a learner,

Not only teachers so, but all should follow you

To depollute and beautify the earth;



A professor, a philosopher-statesman, a thinker,

A reader, a scholar, a writer, a speaker,

A befitting adorner of many a chair,

Adjectives buzz about and round you gather,

Lo! the person of words and wisdom maintains temper,

India’s Ambassador, Vice-president and finally President

In your real self could not make any dent;



Speeches and writings yours unite East and West,

Suggesting what to give and what to take,

The evolution of a World Soul is no impossible idea,

If we are in harmony with each other and remember

Compassion and sympathy pervade the works of the mind finer;

Religious tolerance is a hallowed tradition here,

Science and religion are complementary to one another,

O, proclaimer, you are a phenomenon;

With your fervour, poise and fire

You’ve played multifarious roles to our wonder,

Oration tinged with wisdom turns sermon,

O, evangelist, spontaneously listeners bow before the shrine;



The hoard bequeathed augmented manifold

Has reached us, help us, O, philosopher,

To bear the mantle conferred on us.

Submitted: Thursday, September 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 05, 2013

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It is 5th September today, the 126th birthday of Dr. Sarvapally Radhakrishnan. It is his 125th birth anniversary. The birthday of the great educator is observed as TEACHERS’ DAY. On this sacred occasion I alongwith my countrymen pay respects to this man of ‘words & wisdom’ by writing a poem given below.

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