In memory of Dr. Abdus Salam – by Zeeba Hashmi


Pakistan's only Nobel laureate, Dr. Abdus Salam


The sea breeze.

waving over a land called Trieste,

yet tidings of home,

made less known to us.

for a man who marked his footsteps there,

as the world salutes his legacy.

Dr. Abdus Salam, Dr. Abdus Salam!

Who was he?

I know not much about you,

yet you gave your body to the soil

of my land.

with a gravestone  that humiliates

your name.

Yes, I weep for you.

(by Zeeba Hashmi)

21 responses to “In memory of Dr. Abdus Salam – by Zeeba Hashmi”

  1. Indeed, I have the copy of the documentry with me i acquired during my trip to Trieste for a conference. This documentry is being screened in Lahore this Friday. Let me know if interested.

  2. beautiful tribute 2 a forgotten hero.he was a true patriot… pity the nation.RIP, mr.salam.

  3. legends never die. they live on through their work. my Allah bless his soul in peace. pakistan didn’t deserve a legend like Dr.salaam. feel so sorry 4 my generation who will never be able to know about their true HEROES, like SALAM

  4. People want to visit rome, I also want to visit that reigion
    to see the taj mahal of physics in trieste. Thiz taj mahal was built by emperor of physics for all the lovers of physics, specially the poor ones.

  5. Dear Zeeba,
    Yes, I am most interested in this video. Dr. Salam is truly our greatest idol. A great, great man whose legacy will keep him alive forever. What a shame that we did not recognize him. What a shame! You know, while doing my M.Phil(in Biology) in QAU, Islamabad, I along with some other committed students held a seminar in the memory of Dr.Salam, in the central library. Although all sorts of opposition I had to face but still We managed to successfully hold it. Dr. Pervez, Dr. Riazzudin, Dr. Fayyazuddin and Dr. Asghar Qadir spoke about the greatness of Dr. Salam and shared their memories about the great man. I was most touched though by Dr. Asghar Qadir’s speech.
    Anyway, yes, again, I am most interested in getting a DVD of this movie. Here is my address. I will send you the money once I get it or I can send it in advance.

    Ammad Aslam Khan
    Phd Student
    Department of Bio science and Nutrition
    SE-141 83 Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden.

  6. Hi,

    I am as well interested in the movie. Could some one provide me the movie as well?

    Many thanks,


  7. @ zeeba… I need that documentary from where i did buy this or get this????? plzz must rply me… am waiting…

  8. Though i admire the effort and consideration for making the documentary but considering the cinematic aspect it’s very badly made.

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