"Victory shall come to the brave
Glory shall come to the truthful
You are not too far away
Work hard and be watchful."
Last night I was going through all those paper cuttings that his father had provided me. I also had a book that compiles 30 heart touching poems written by those innocent hands. The more I was knowing about him, the more I was left emotional. They say - "those who are so precious, leave the world untimely." I was believing in the saying once again.
I am talking about a genius guy Anshuman Dubey who was on this earth for just 16 years. But his short life was worth million years that immortalised him.
Anshuman was a student of St. Paul's School, Indore. He was a genius guy since childhood and had started penning the poems in English and Hindi. He was one gem of a person in everyone's eyes. Everything in his life and family was going fine until that day a cute little Anshuman felt a strange numbness in his arms. He was just eight. She started losing the grip of his fingers. That later spread to his whole body. No one knew what was actually happening. Doctors diagnosed him with having a rare condition called Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) that gradually made him weaker and weaker. This is the condition that is seen in one among one lakh people. CIDP is a neurological disorder that weakens victim's body and dilutes sensory functions.
Anshuman's father was briefing me about this all and he told me that Anshuman was taken to Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and everywhere they thought to be possible for. Family spent a huge amount of money and did everything to save Anshuman. But the fate, Anshuman lost the battle of life and left his body in 2011 at the age of 16.
I could see the proudness for Anshuman in his father's eyes. I talked with his dad for almost one hour and I was amazed to see the strength and the zeal in his every sentence. He told me Anshuman was so brave that he fought the disease with a daring positiveness. He didn't have a single complaint about life. He made the best use of every moment of his life. His short life was summarized in one powerful statement, " In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how you made the most of the moments you lived."
''Chhoti si Umar'' is the book where his incredible poems teach us the most powerful life lessons. Among them, I picked my favorite lines that I stated in the beginning. The book was launched in 2009 and now it is widely distributed around the libraries of the schools in India. His father told me that 'Chhoti si Umar'' has collected more than 8 lakhs rupees till the date. The book was a big hit at Book Fairs as well.
Now Anshuman's father is campaigning for the charity and is seeking for the helping hands around the world. Anshuman has given the world more than he could give, now it's our time to support his family in this great deed.
For more, go to anshumandubey.org
Facebook page: Late Master Anshuman Dubey
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Let's take a look at his glimpses!
I personally recommend you to read this book at least once. You will love each and every line of his poems. You won't believe the poems were penned by a teen Indian guy. They are more than incredible!
When I read this poem, I was left speechless.
To pay the respect and love to Anshuman, decorate your bookshelf with ''Chhoti si Umar.'' If you want to connect with Anshuman's family, you can drop your message in the comment section below. Have a great day with some of the million dollar lines:
''You have immense potential within you,
So lay out your aspirations first,
Strengthen your endeavors with hard work,
And fulfill your hopes and self-worth."