Mr. Shivaram was out of station for a few days, to be at Thiruvannamali on his 80th birthday. When he was away, I sent him a mail about ‘Pada,’ an editor for Indian languages, with additional features for Kannada. He returned to Bangalore this morning, saw my mail, and called to discuss the features of the editor. He is already ‘learning’ to use the editor after downloading and installing it.
Five years ago, his family members made him to sell his old scooter, considering it unsafe for him to ride at his age. Shivaram invested proceeds of the sale to study and pass M.A. in Kannada. Without a vehicle, he walks around our area regularly for his social work. He is the president of a music club and the regional welfare association.
An octogenarian has the spirit and commitment for continuous learning and social work. May his tribe increase!