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Updated: August 16, 2012 17:31 IST

Tribute to veterans

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Bhavan's Journal.
Bhavan's Journal.

The 50 annual number of Bhavan’s Journal, just released, has been dedicated to those who have defied age to contribute to society. The glossy cover is adorned by these personalities who have been the pride of India.

It is an amazing line-up of distinguished personalities from all walks of life – Lata Mangeshkar, Dilip Kumar, R.K. Laxman, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Lakshmi Sehgal, V.R. Krishna Iyer, P.K. Warrier, A.B. Vajpayee, Pt. Ravi Shankar, M. Balamuralikrishna and Lalgudi Jayaraman to name a few.

The editor admits in his note that this is not a comprehensive list. How can it be when there are so many remarkable people who mock at age and continue with unflagging spirit? For instance Tao-Porchon-Lynch, 93, who teaches yoga even after a hip fracture.

A fitting tribute, indeed, to the veterans who have enriched the history of free India. The journal invites readers to submit profiles of local stalwarts.

The compact 300-page volume (Rs. 30) has regular features too. Contact 23530916/23519808.

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