Guru-Shishya oldest tradition of our culture: Big B

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) On Guru Purnima day on Friday, megastar Amitabh Bachchan stressed on the importance of the teacher-student relationship, which he says is the “oldest tradition of our varied and incredible culture”.

“Guru Poornima…a reverential day, when we remember our gurus, pay them obeisance, regard respect and seek blessings for guidance in our lives and life…We chose our learned gurus, we admire, respect and idolise them. They give us direction and cause. Teaching and guidance. Learning and life,” Amitabh posted on his blog.

“Whoever they are, they are with respect and admiration…they are pedestal, they are above we are at feet, they look down to us, we bend in grace and acceptance…the Guru-Shishya, the teacher and the taught, are the oldest traditions of our varied and incredible culture…and it remains till today…it percolates, it transcends through generations, even through the transcendence of age and time,” the 72-year-old added.

The “Piku” star, son of late poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, further wrote about his father’s transition from a professor of English at Allahabad University to a “student later during the time of his PhD in Cambridge”.

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