I had a lot of respect for the Urdu poet Munawwar Rana. I have met him several times, and heard him in many Mushairas. I found his ' Muhajirnama ' so moving that it brought tears into my eyes. When he was unwell, I went to AIIMS, Delhi to see him.
However, his recent statement, as reported, that he can happily carry Modi's shoes is shocking. If the report is true, I lose all respect for him.. It is sycophancy at the lowest. I wonder what came into him.