Desi Dad Remained Unimpressed After Son Received Award From APJ Abdul Kalam, Twitter Reacts

Desi parents have certain traits and characteristics that make us love and hate them. While they go OTT when it comes to reprimanding us, they have a unique and non-obvious way to express their love and affection towards their kids.

Because, according to them, if they show us that they’re proud of us, we will start taking things for granted and be lazy and careless.

Taking to Twitter, entrepreneur, and lawyer Ramanuj Mukherjee shared how his father reacted when he received the President’s Award for his creative writing in 2004.

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Getting an award from the late Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi is indeed a huge achievement. Even he thought his dad would be over the moon. But, Ramanuj’s father wasn’t that impressed by him.

When he asked his father what he thought of his achievement, he said, “How would this help? Will your writing help you to get a job?”

That’s pretty much how most of the desi dads would react, right?

Contrary to what his dad thought, Ramanuj’s writing did help him build a company that gives jobs to 380 people from all over the world.

“Writing saved my life & made me who I am,” he tweeted.

Twitter had a lot of opinions about his dad’s reaction. Some said it’s their way of pushing us to work harder.

Desi parents have their way with everything. Just hope we don’t turn into them. 😜

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