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My life - My Story - Standing Up

I am born 76 summers back .
My parents are neither white nor black
They are Sanaathana Brahmins of Vedic stock
My family is that of a middle class folk
My upbringing was strict , not subjected to a stick
I learnt my alphabets and simple mathematics with a chalk
I walked to school bare footed , in a short and a slack
I slowly climbed the educational ladder by sheer pluck
I must say that I have been fortunate enough with luck
I went through school , college , university , on the way without any shock
I qualified as a doctor , a surgeon , a professor , joined the medical fraternity block
Traveled all over Bhaarath , lived and worked among English folk
Served as a state government medical professional and retired some years back
Now I am happy , contented with service I have rendered , with satisfaction I look back .
I will soon be 77 , migrated to US and travel between Bhaarath and US forth and back
I wish and hope to see 1000 full moons and request all my friends to wish me best of luck .
I am Bala Krishna Murthy , Anasooya Devi Athrison and thank you with my head bowed and a bent back .


Fatima Waziri's picture

Wow! Bala! Thank you for

Wow! Bala! Thank you for sharing your life story with us, I enjoyed reading your write up. Very interesting trajectory, well accomplished I must add.

Happy 77 birthday in advance, May you celebrate many! many!! birthdays to come.




Thank You .
bala krishna


Kagwii's picture


Wow, such grace in your writing. I do wish you all that you wish for yourself and thank you for sharing your life's trajectory. It would be interesting to hear bits and pieces of what has shaped your life and what continues to inform it :).
Happy 77 birthday in advance

Friday ( Sukra Vaaram - Vendridi ) , 15 July 2011 - Guru PoorNima ( Full Moon Day Dedicated To All GURUS = Teachers ) My Obeisance to My Gurus - 1. Parents , 2. Adopted Parents ( maternal grandparents ) , 3. My Paternal aunt -foster mother , 4 . All My Teachers from my stage of learning of alphabets all the way through school , college , university , and 5 . Presently all my friends , elders , well wishers . Guru is Brahma ( Creator of Knowledge ) , Vishnu ( Sustainer of Knowledge ) , and Maheswara ( Assimilator of Learning , Knowledge , Wisdom ) . The Guru in Reality Is The Absolute Supreme Truth . Bset Wishes - Guru Bless You .

bala krishna



ana hamuka's picture

I really love the poem

I really love the poem format. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring story with us :)

xx Ana


Thanks ANA

Today's youth , tomorrow's worth in gold your weight
Unite as one, stand by right , and show your team spirit
Stick to truth , trust your faith , adhere to the righteous tenet
Never change your belief you are born into at any cost
Without dignity , honesty , any amount of money is not worth it
You as a group amass and aggregate your talent
Pool your ancestral knowledge and share your collective intellect
Hold onto your moral strength , keep to the path straight and right
Be positive , do not worry about obstacles , you are great
Be role models and shine like stars on a moonless clear night
You are the hope for the future like A Sun in the day light
I Balakrishna Anasooya Devi Athrison Aathreya Wish You All The Best .


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