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Passing of a Legend

Yesterday I was burning mid night oil for deadline at Feedgen and went bed around 2.30 AM (IST) with the hope that I could sleep a little more in the morning. But, early this morning around 6.00 AM, I suddenly got a call from a cousin and said “Hey, your hero passed away!”. My cousin is not a techie at all, but he knows how much I love and respect Steve. I got up with doubt and checked the Twitter timeline to confirm. Yes, it’s true. I knew this is going to happen soon one day, but didn’t expect this so soon. I felt like one of my very closed relatives passed way and I couldn’t control my tears.

Needless to say, I’m a Apple fan boy. Not only just for their fancy products, but their way of thinking and innovation behind the product development and quality control. Simon Sinek always quotes that people use Apple products to exhibit who the are. Apple is not just about computers. Instead they are a symbol of peoples’ dignity and show who they are and what they believe in. Can you imagine how hard it is to build such a brand? Steve did it. Cos, he believed in this: “Stay hungry and stay foolish”!

Many people see him as crazy one, the misfit, the rebel, the trouble maker, and etc etc. But he is my role model and my inspiration. Even though we haven’t met in person, Steve is always my respectful mentor. Thank you Steve. Thank your for your invaluable lessons. Thank you for being an inspiration. Thank you for motivating me each and every time I felt down, with your “connecting dots” concept.

My deepest empathy to family, friends, colleagues at Apple and fans like me!

Rest in peace Steve, for you accomplished what you set out to do and your ‘ding’ will remain in the universe forever.

P.S. – Please Consider donating to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, to fight against the disease that took Steve’s life. (Thanks to Laktek for the info)

Here is a few list of inspirational stuff I have in my iPhone.

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works
Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?
Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?
Do you create anything, or jucst criticize others work and belittle their motivations?
Do you create anything, or jucst criticize others work and belittle their motivations?
It isn't the consumers' job to know what they want.
It isn't the consumers' job to know what they want.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works
Photos credit: StartupQuote.com

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  • Malinga Prabhasara

    Great work bro! i appreciate your work. he is a really amazing human being. We miss u Steve….world miss you……:( but your name will be immortal…. 

  • http://twitter.com/praneeth87 Praneeth

    he was true inspirational guy! truly amazing….
    they say “Albert Einstein: 1879 – 1955. Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011. It’s almost as if he continued the legacy of innovation”

    world will badly miss his creativity… R.I.P steave.

    nice post aslam bro!

  • Manar ziyard

    “A leader takes people where they want to go. But, A great leader takes
    people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.” We All Miss You !! :-(

  • http://www.goodcoresoft.com/asp-dot-net-development-company/ ASP.NET Development Company

    You did a great job dear; I just say about Steve that it was a big loss
    of Apple because this is the person who reaches the Apple’s in a top position.