Farewell to the iconic 'libraries

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (2006) Farewell to the iconic 'libraries. The New Sunday Times.

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An African saying likens a learned person to a proverbial library. "When a learned dies, a library is burned down," goes the proverb. In the last few weeks, at least three such "libraries" burned down, one of which was our very own. On Sept 6, Tan Sri Balachandra Chakkingkal Sekhar, fondly known as Mr Natural Rubber, Malaysia's worldfamous pioneer rubber researcher, passed away. He was the first Malaysian to head the Rubber Research Institute (RRI) Malaysia, and later was made the chairperson of the Malaysian Rubber Research Development Board. He died of a heart attack at the age of 76 when he was in Chennai, India, as a visiting professor of Anna University to pursue his lifetime passion—rubber research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC79 Special topics-Including air pollution, automation,consumer demand, famines, flow of funds,etc.
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 06:58
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 06:58
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/33389

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