Tuesday, November 3, 2015
A Professor and a Gentleman - In Memory of Professor S Mahalingam
A Professor and a Gentleman
A professor and a gentleman ‐ truly was he,
A man of true compassion ‐ who else would kinder, be?
Havin’ mastered his art with greatest passion ‐ renowned became he
In world’s great missions, ev’n a minnow ‐ who has the luck to be?
Hailing from humble origins, though ‐ with loads of determination,
Rising o’er highest mountain’s peak ‐ in the world of vibration
Emerging from the lit’le‐known Ceylon ‐ to heights of inter‐nation
All through his hard and ethical work ‐ unmatchable imagination
His suit, his stride, his convos or lectures – overflowing with discipline
You better not attend this don’s classes ‐ if you’re not there when they begin
One by another, ‘quations unfold ‐ always a new phenomenon
The man who bettered Holzer’s Table ‐ No more! Our hearts sadden’.
With least of his students, he willingly had ‐ his precious time to spare
Our pains, complains or things unfair ‐ with him we could always share
A generous heart full of compassion ‐ he would always care
For subject matter, his awesome passion ‐ to unspeak, who would dare?
Oh! Beautiful hills and valleys of Pera, at Hanthana's foothills,
For half century’s span, in shine or rain, as the evening unveils,
The gentle man that strolled your lanes, how sadly, do you miss?
In the presence of the Lord, eternally, May He Rest in Peace!
In Loving Memory of Prof. S Mahalingam
Jude Parakrama Fernando – E/83 (Mechanical Engineering)
03 November 2015
Read Professor Mahalingam's memories about his early years at the Faculty of Engineering from the following page: