The world mourned the death of Nelson Mandela (first black President of South Africa), including several of our Bollywood stars who shared their condolences.
Amitabh Bachchan, SRK, Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt, Sonu Nigam, Shekher kapur, Manoj Bajpayee, Arshad Warsi, Anupam Kher, Madhur Bhandarkar and many others voiced their grief over Mandela’s demise.
Mr Mandela once told filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt that ‘It would be preposterous for me to give any advice to India. Just live the words of Gandhi,’. Nelson Mandela, a self admittedly ‘gandhian’ is the only non-Indian to be honored by the ‘Bharat Ratna’.
Here are some pictures of our Bollywood stars who had the good fortune of posing with Mr Nelson Mandela.
Mandela with the Big B
Nelson Mandela & Aishwarya Rai
Manisha Koirala with Nelson Mandela
Quotes by Nelson Mandela
Here’s a collection of some beautiful quotes that personify mr Mandela’s spirit:
“Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.”
“If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man.”
“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”
“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
“Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.”
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.
“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”
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