One of the biggest losses happened on 27th July, 2015 when the former President of India and the man who led India to nuclear glory, A.P.J Abdul Kalam took his last breathe in Shillong. The ‘People’s President’, ‘Missile Man of India’, aerospace scientist, author, and much more than we can tag him with.
The year 2019 till now has seen two big losses for the nation. Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraz took her last breath on 6th August 2019 at AIIMS, New Delhi. Her role for the development of India can be seen from the year 1970, when she was an active participant in ‘Anti Emergency Movement’. In the year 1977, she became the youngest cabinet minister at the age of 25.
And who can forget her role in Kulbhushan Jadav Case. She appointed Harish Salve as the lawyer in the International Court of Court of Justice (ICJ) to challenge Pakistan and it was a remarkable victory for India after the verdict came in our favor.
Arun Jaitely, ex-Financial Minister, was lost by the nation on 24th August 2019 at AIIMS, New Delhi. There are moments when you have many things in mind but you cannot express or even pen them down, same is the situation why I cannot overcome the pain.
Arun Jaitley was not only an Indian Minister but was much more than that. His work for India cannot be measured. Who doesn’t remember 8th Nov’ 2016? Demonetization, such a big step could have only been taken by him. GST, July 1, 2017, the revolution in the Tax system of the nation also came from his vision. Cabinet Budgets without his brains could not be imagined. India is becoming one of the fastest growing economies, likely to surpass UK's economy in 2019. India may overtake Japan to become the 3rd largest economy in 2025. All such projections came from World Bank, only because of Arun Jaitely’s working as a finance minister.
Many questions are still there in my mind after the loss of these great personalities.
1. What will happen to Kulbhushan Jadav Case in absence of Sushma Swaraj?
2. How will India tackle Pakistan in international matters?
3. Who will bring revolution in economic sectors?
4. Will India surpass U.K & Japan in terms of economy in the absence of Arun Jaitley?
5. Can anyone fill the void of calm, Sushma Swaraj or Arun Jaitley once did?
All such questions are there because the concerned persons are no more among us.
I bid goodbye to one of the wisest men India has seen.
Rest in peace, sir.