When I was a child, my father sometimes took me for walks in the late afternoon. We would wander down through the pasture, not hurrying. He would tell me the names of the trees, point out a bird’s nest so well hidden that the careless eye would never see it. Sometimes, if the day was uncommonly warm, he would say to me, “Walk in my shadow. I’ll be your shade.”
Even now, I recall how good it was to be a child, exploring the fields, becoming aware of the natural order of life, watching the miracles of the changing seasons, marveling at mysteries that even my father could not explain. I walked with him safe in his shadow, protected by the shade he provided me.
Later still, I came to understand that the shadow of my father was as it was because the man who cast it was who he was: big enough, strong enough, wise enough to be may shelter till I was sufficiently strong to step outside and walk my own way.
My father gave me the best of himself, his shadow and his substance.
Param Group of Companies
Honors & Awards
Ph.D., Physics, M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India
Formal Professor, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India
Crystal Research and Technology
Preferred growth of antimony single crystals
B.B. Thakar, D. & B.S. Shah, D. (February, 1986). Preferred growth of antimony single crystals. Crystal research & technology; Volume 21, issue 2, 175-306. Doi: 10.1002/crat.2170210204
An innovative endeavor dedicated to my father
DR. B.B.THAKAR MOST INFLUENCED BY
काल करे सो आज कर आज करे सो अब,
पल में परलय होएगी बहुरी करोगे कब ।
Tomorrow work do today,
today’s work now,
If the moment is lost,
the work be done how.
Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.
उद्यमेन हि सिध्यन्ति कार्याणि न मनोरथैः ।
न हि सुप्तस्य सिंहस्य प्रविशन्ति मुखे मृगाः ।।
Work gets accomplished by effort, industry, not merely by wishing. the animals don't enter a sleeping lion's mouth.