Kannan G


(a - Baba Amte - 2007+2008) Heartfelt Tributes To Baba - Poem by Kannan G

Towards the middle of the last century a man was moved to the core by the unbearable miseries, agony and social ostracism being suffered by victims of leprosy. It was sufficient to help him realize what his life’s mission ought to be. He wanted to be faithful to his conscience. He relinquished his luxurious life style, his lucrative profession and voluntarily embraced poverty to identify himself with the deprived and the depressed. The rest of his life was a saga of struggle, a struggle against the infirmities of the mind of man, a struggle against the cruelties of the world. The rest of his life was a poem in action; a beautiful poem of self-less service, of creative compassion, of unflinching faith, of determination, love and peace. That was the great social worker BABA AMTE.

I am a humble friend of Baba Amte and his Anandwan. I have fortunately had the opportunity to experience in person the greatness of this really wonderful person, from a fairly close range, although for a short time. The 21 poems included in this collection issued forth from my heart during these periods of my closeness with him. They speak something about his ideas and ideals, about his work and his wisdom. Hence I desire to present it before the general public, as a humble service of mine. If it serves to inspire anybody, if it serves to spread his message, at least to some extent, I think, humanity would be to that extent, happier and more peaceful.
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Comments about (a - Baba Amte - 2007+2008) Heartfelt Tributes To Baba by Kannan G

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (3/24/2010 8:05:00 PM)

    An excellent tribute to a great soul Baba Amte by his close associate, Sri Kannan Gopinathan. Bharat has produced great many such souls as role models to be followed. (Report)Reply

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  • Dr.subhendu Kar (3/24/2010 4:55:00 PM)

    The more we try to realize you
    The more mysterious you seem to be!
    But the more we try to realize you
    The more enlightened we become......................Yet a brilliant tribute to Baba Amte, thanks for ur message of dedication to such great man, wish u all the best by ur noble endeavor, may God bless u as ever
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  • Kesav Easwaran (3/24/2010 5:35:00 AM)

    i had already read a few from your Baba Amte series...good and commendable work...try to get them published...best wishes...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (3/5/2010 9:36:00 AM)

    I am impressed and salute you for your painstaking work that is sure to embark you on a journey of bliss. Your work is noble, generous and encompasses the worth of so many noble souls that have lived on this our earth. regards, arya (Report)Reply

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  • Indira Renganathan (2/28/2010 1:17:00 AM)

    Dear Kannan, I can very well understand to what extent you're inspired by the great Baba Amte...you're highly overwhelmed about him like any wellwisher else... and me too...I'm really pleased to read your words...God bless you....I shall read the rest of your work and pass on my views....but I may be a little slow on two reasons...i.e frequent power and vision problem here...the latter due to my age...thanks a lot for your opinion about me... kindly read my other poems too...thanks again
    Warm Regards
    Indira Renganathan
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