Former Indian cricket Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni remarked that teaching is not just a job but also an art where you discipline and train kids at the event where he published Professor K K Abdul Gaffar’s autobiography on Sunday in Kasagarod,
For the publication of the book Njaan Sakshi written by the father of his closest friend Dr Shajir Gaffar, Dhoni travelled all the way from Ranchi. In a statement, Dhoni, who will play in the IPL 2023 later this year, thanked his professors.
Dhoni said, “As a teacher, you have to make it as simple as possible for the students to understand. In a class, you have to get to every student as all of them have different IQ levels. So I feel teaching is not only a profession, it is an art where you discipline students and also tell them about their strengths and weaknesses to groom them. So I have always been a big fan of the teachers I have got throughout my schooling. I have never been to a college, but I think I did quite well.”
At an event hosted on the premises of the Taj, Bekal, Marwan Al Mullah, the CEO of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), received the first copy from Dhoni. According to a press statement from the organisers, Dhoni gave copies of the book to guests like renowned actor Tovino Thomas.
One of the infamous events from Prof Gaffar’s professional life that he recounts in the book is the disappearance of P Rajan, an engineering student from Kozhikode REC, during the emergency period. He describes how the police and others in the government put pressure on him to testify against him as a witness in the case. He was Rajan’s last known contact before the police arrested him on March 1 of that year at the REC hostel.
Numerous similar facts regarding the case, both well-known and obscure to Keralan society, are included in the book. Professor Abdul Gaffar was the principal of the Engineering College in Bhatkal, Karnataka, in addition to teaching at REC Kozhikode and TKM Engineering College Kollam.
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