Dr. Abdus Salam – Pakistan’s finest scientist and the only Nobel Prize winner – passed away 14 years ago today. He was a patriot par excellence. It was in 1959 that Jawaharlal Nehru, who had an eye for talent and appreciation of Physics, tried to woo him to India. Dr. Salam refused and offered his services to Pakistan’s president General Ayub Khan instead. The contributions of this great man to the promotion of science are too many to list.
Shame on those idiots, crooks, cranks and madmen who attack Salam because of his faith. Most of those idiots have never amounted to anything.
Dr. Salam Zindabad. Pakistan Paindabad.