He penned 2 books during lockdown, is working on third

He penned 2 books during lockdown, is working on third

AK Goswami (81)

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 30

AK Goswami, who will be turning 81 on December 1, is an inspiration for people of almost every age group because of his resilience and attitude towards life.

Retired as Additional GM from Indian Ordnance Factories Services, Goswami wrote two books — ‘Ignite a spark of life’ and ‘Happiness nector of life’ — since the pandemic hit and these have been released as well.

He had earlier written ‘Graceful ageing’ and ‘Relationships are art and science of life’. Born on December 1, 1940, in Lahore, Goswami is a postgraduate in industrial system engineering. He wrote his first book 10 years ago. The cheerful Goswami shares, “When I retired, I didn’t want to sit idle. So, I started teaching management and industrial training at various institutes. I always focused on practical training. I have an experience of life, which I used to share with others.”

“I wanted to keep myself busy and thus started my second innings, otherwise, I would have suffered the complications of old age. Today, I am 81, but I still walk for around 10 km daily. You must have heard the saying ‘Savaari apne samaan ki khud zimmevaar hai’, and I apply it on myself. I am responsible for my own body, nobody else is going to take care of it other than me. If I suffer, my kin are there to help me, but it will be solely me, who will suffer the pain, so, we all must pay attention to our health, and I strongly believe in keeping health a priority,” he said.

Even at 80, there’s no stopping him. He is now planning to write another book. “I am now thinking of writing another book on 2020. I would say it came as a blessing for me, as I did several constructive works during this time,” he said.

He was also awarded the consultancy of Valves and Cock cluster at Jalandhar in lean manufacturing. So, Goswami, who has already been entrusted with various works, says this is the reason behind being happy in life even at this age.

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