What these famous people tell about father?



It is always an unchanged fact that a Dad is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love. Celebrating the day of fatherhood let us recall the words of few famous people about father and his role in ones life.


Mahathma Gandhi

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His childhood ambition was to study medicine, but his father Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi encouraged him to study law instead which laid an intellectual foundation.


Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

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Subhash Chandra Bose’s father Janakinath Bose wanted him to become a civil servant and therefore, sent him to England to appear for the Indian Civil Service Examination


Swami Vivekananda


After the death of his father Vishwanath Datta, Swami Vivekananda gave himself up to travelling in India and started a little monastery in Calcutta.







Rabindranath Tagore


In 1880 Rabindranath Tagore left University College London and returned to India because his father had arranged his marriage. Thus Tagore returned home to get married and look after his family’s estates. This enabled a productive period of writing poetry, plays and short stories.


Sarojini Naidu


Her father wanted her to become a mathematician or scientist but Sarojini Naidu was interested in poetry. She started writing poems in English. Impressed by her poetry, Nizam of Hyderabad, gave her scholarship to study abroad.






Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


It is said his father Sarvepalli Veeraswami did not want his son to learn English, instead wanted him to become a priest. However, the talents of the boy were so outstanding that he was sent to school at Thirupati and then Vellore.








Abraham Lincoln

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 In his own words about his father Thomas Lincoln, Lincoln said “My father was so beautiful, and such a creative artist-there was no other man who could make such beautiful shoes. I know perfectly well that whatever I do, I will never be such a great president as he was a great creator. I can not surpass him.”


Albert Einstein

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It was his father Hermann Einstein who first ignited his passion in the field of science when he showed Albert a pocket compass.


Dalai Lama









“I remember pulling at his moustache once and being hit hard for my trouble,” recalls the Dalai Lama about his father Choekyong Tsering. “Yet he was a kind man too and he never bore any grudges.”


Bill Gates


Bill Gates in his own words about his father Bill Gates Sr.  said “My dad has had an enormous influence on my life. He is the wisest person I know. Like a lot of sons and daughters, I didn’t always recognize my
father’s wisdom when I was growing up. But eventually I figured it out and I have turned to him for advice more times than I can count.”






Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin first studied in Indian Education Society’s New English Schoolwhere there was not any cricket ground and coach. Then his father  Ramesh Tendulkar asked his brother Ajit to take the decision, but, at last it was the young Sachin himself whom his father left to decide whether he was interested to change his school.


Dhyan Chand


At the age of 14 years he visited a Hockey match with his father Sameshwar Dutt Singh, where one team was down by 2 goals. He insisted his father to play from the losing side, and when an Army Officer let him do so, Dhyan scored 4 goals for the team.







Shahrukh Khan


In the words of Shahrukh Khan about his father Taj Mohammed Khan “I never got irritated or angry with my father. In fact, I used to love watching my father come home in the evening. My dog would react to him when he was 15-20 feet away from the house. I would rush down take his bag and walk back with him or pick him at the bus stop if he came in a bus or car”

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