Actor DILIP Kumar says…
“At the peak of my career, I was once travelling by
Airplane. The passenger
next to me was elderly.
Dressed in a simple shirt
and pants, he appeared
middle class but seemed to be well educated.
Other passengers kept
glancing at me, but this
gentleman appeared to be unconcerned of me…
He was reading his
newspaper, looking out of the window, and when tea came, he sipped it quietly.
Trying to strike a conversation, I smiled.
The man courteously
smiled back and said ‘Hello’.
We got talking and I brought the subject to cinema and asked, ‘Do you watch films?’
The man replied, ‘Oh, very few. I did see one many years ago.’
I mentioned that I worked in films myself.
The man said, ‘Oh, that’s nice. What do you do?’ I replied, ‘I am an actor ‘
The man nodded, ‘Oh, that’s wonderful!’
That was it…
When we landed, I held out my hand and said,
‘It was good to travel
with you. By the way,
my name is DilipKumar !’
The man shook my hand
and smiled, ‘Thank you…
I am J. R. D. Tata !’
I learned, no matter how big you are, there is always someone bigger.
Be humble. It costs nothing.”