N Balakrishnan Nair sir's life will soon be an inspiring book

Sainik School Old Boys Association plans book in memory of N. Balakrishnan Nair.

Thiruvananthapuram: Tributes still pour in for N. Balakrishnan Nair, aka NBN Sir, a former chemistry teacher at Sainik School Kazhakkoottam (SSK), who died on Nov 29. Old Boys Association of SSK is planning a book in his memory. NBN had put in 27 years of service at SSK and had settled down in Bengaluru with his son, Pradeep Nair, and was leading a contented life when death came calling last month. Every year his students who have since been spread all over the world used to make it a yearly ritual to catch up with their NBN Sir, and when he died tributes came from everywhere and are still flowing in.

This is what set the OBA to do something for the NBN Sir’s memories to be etched forever. OBA’s founder president T. K. Chandramohan told DC that they all were deeply moved by each and every tribute that’s coming to their group email. “We are thinking of coming out with a book in memory of our NBN Sir. We are still receiving tributes almost every day. So we are thinking of compiling all those tributes into a book in honour of his memory. Our next OBA meeting is most likely to be scheduled for the second Saturday of June when a final decision will be taken,” said Mr Chandramohan who belonged to the first batch (1966).

Brigadier Shyam Lal of 1968 batch recollects how in 1964 during an inter-house debate and how NBN Sir taught six students each in favour and another six students against ‘foreign mania’. “He dictated verbatim the complete script to all 12 of us. Just imagine his depth of knowledge and command of English language. I think the school can almost write more than a book on him since nearly 80 percent of us has so much to say. Lives of great men all remind us that we can make our lives sublime and departing leave behind footprints on the sands of time,” said Brigadier Shyam Lal.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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