BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Authors are known for the power to move people with their words. But sometimes, one needs to borrow words from others even if it is a world acclaimed author such as Paulo Coelho.
The Alchemist writer could not find words on his own that would suffice the grief that he felt at the passing away of Irrfan Khan, one of his favourite actors.
Taking to Twitter, the author paid a tribute to the 53-year-old Indian actor who passed away a few days back after a two year long battle with cancer.
Comparing Irrfan to a star which joined other stars in the sky, Paulo thanked him. Then he borrowed philosophical lines about death from the holy book of Hinduism – The Bhagavad Gita.
His tweet reads, “A star joins other stars in the sky. Thank you for everything, Irrfan Khan. “Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.” ― Bhagavad Gita”.
A star joins other stars in the sky. Thank you for everything, Irrfan Khan
“Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.”
― Bhagavad Gita pic.twitter.com/WKaOlgf4bi
— Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) April 30, 2020
The profoundity of the phrase that Paulo chose tells that death is an inevitable truth that is written the day a person is born. Hence, grief is not necessary but celebration of the life that was lived is more vital.