Moved but undeterred
Goku first blazed the trail
Of tutored multilingual
And metered knowledge.
While quests arose in his
Formative but sharp mind,
Does one grasp and harmonize
The vibrant hormones
And nerves' communes
To do service to the sapiens?
Or take to non-Euclidean domains
With cosmic paradigms
And tensored codes to track
There! the laureate stepped in
As if from the vivid blue sky
'Be bold' he said radiantly
'Probe deep into basics
And you do have the mettle
To delineate any quantum muddle'.
Galvanized, Goku packed his bags
With dedication, probity
Inspiration and joy
And strode forth into the realm
Of leptons, gluons, quarks and photons
And bosons with neutrinos anti and pro.
Armed with photogenic ideas stacked thick
To fly high and track the Jekyll and Hyde
Of strong weak duos of Ks and mews
At Bristol, Mumbai, Deccan and Delhi.
Flourished as an inspired coworker,
Mentor, friend, philosopher, guide
And leader unparalleled and bigger
Than numerous decorations conferred.
Blessed be his name, as we are blessed too
By the shining star, now in his heavenly abode.
(In revered memory of the great Indian Scientist, Prof. M G K Menon)