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Thomas John, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
Mohanlal one of the finest actor of Indian film industry and the first and the only actor to receive the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army Of India wrote a blog in Malayalam expressing disappointment on the current state of affairs inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus. He reminded everyone about the sacrifices the soldiers were making at the border. In the blog titled ‘How can we live after the death of India’, Mohanlal commented on the issue of nationalism and spoke about soldiers and their sacrifice for the country instead of directly commenting on the ongoing controversy in JNU.
“We cover ourselves in thick blankets at the first sign of chill. We have hot water to brush and bath. After utilizing these comforts we go to universities and colleges to discuss about our soldiers, abuse and question them. Our country is the soil we stand on, the air we breathe, water we drink and finally we will part of it when die,” he said in the post.
Voices were raised against his blog from film industry and from Territory army also.