Sharma - Teacher with an elegant Style of Teaching
Dr. Mahesh Bhandari
Sharma was an inspiring teacher who taught me in post graduation
(1969-1971) in DAV (PG) college, Dehradun. He, by his magnetism
and creativity has not only furthered the cause of 'Plant
Taxonomy' but has also instilled in his students a high sense of
devotion and perseverance.
He was not merely
a teacher but a 'guru', always appreciable and kind but firm in
conviction and principles. He was always my guiding star in my
success and it was his blessings which took me where I am today-
teaching the same subject in DBS (PG) college since 1971.
He was a
charismatic teacher with a pleasing personality and an elegant
style of teaching. He always taught plant taxonomy through field
studies as the plants existed in nature. He always credited and
encouraged his students by recognizing their work. I remember,
when I got my first paper published entitled " A note on the
occurance of Saccharum rufipilum steud. in the
Dehradun Shiwaliks" 1971, I requested Sir, for the co-authorship
on this paper, which he refused and said, "Look here, Mr.
Bhandari, it is your effort so publish it in your own name",
which shows his nature of giving credit to his students.
His untimely death
is a personal loss to me and I wish to record the deep sense of
condolence and wish to the 'Latent Force' to give enough
strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.
Department of Botany
DBS (PG) College