My father Ram is my hero in life. When his parents died at the age of 14, he chose to work while educating himself. Teaching became his profession and he carried on forward. He would work until late, often having one meal a day. His cycle was the only possession he had. Trees became his abode, under them he often slept....and yet he moved on. Dad said he last cried when his parents had passed away.
At the age of 20, dad came to Modinagar to join a company and worked on to become a Senior Manager. I, his eldest daughter, and a sub editor for a magazine, value him a lot. As do my sister, a lawyer, and brother, a bioinformatics student. Dad taught us a lot and has been there when we needed him. Even while going for a hip joint replacement operation, he kept on cheering us up. All the doctors were amazed at his courage after the operation because the two months after surgery were really painful for a patient.
He has retired from his job now but is still working for ten hours as a showroom in charge. Hats off to papa, I love you.
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