accomplished man, the former president. just goes to show that there's absolutely no difference between the 'upper caste' people and the harijans. given the right circumstances, the latter as as good or bad as the former. this is because there has been so much genetic mixing all the people in one area have roughly similar genes.
i apppreciated president narayanan except i was a little put off by his eagerness to help the dynasty, but then he was probably repaying some old debts.
when he was young and poor, a distant relative of mine from central kerala helped sponsor his education. president narayanan never forgot this, and always made it a point to visit that person's daughter (the sponsor died many years ago) on his trips to kerala. so he had the habit of remembering those who had been good to him. which is a good thing in today's ungrateful world.
let those, like the americans, the christists and the marxists, who bleat about caste discrimination, not throw stones since they live in very serious glass houses. name one non-white or woman who will ever become the pope; or the us president; or one woman or lower-caste person the marxists have had as a CM. the allegedly casteist hindus had no problem with the harijan k r narayanan being president of india.