Okhla, Jamia mourn Apple founder Steve Jobs
OT, October 6, 2011 IST
Batla House resident Fadia Khanum, a computer professional and a die-hard Apple fan came to know about the death of iconic figure Steve Jobs on the morning of October 6 from a London-based guardian.co.uk that she regularly browses for technology trends. Apple Chairman and co-founder Steve Jobs, who died at the age of 56 on the night of October 5 in California after battling pancreatic cancer, was an inspirational CEO who with his visionary ideas, unprecedented business acumen and strong work culture redefined computer and mobile phone industry.
His death withdrew outpouring of grief from people around the world, including Okhla. Many Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) alumni mourned the death of Steve Jobs, who played a crucial role in turning Apple into a leading company in the computing world, telephony and music.
Nadeem Hasan wrote on social networking site Facebook: “Steve jobs finally retired again this time from the world. Empty handed but he is still there. Go do something as inspiring as him so that we live even after death!!”
Sarita Vihar resident and JMI alumnus Asad Haider Zaidi tells OKHLA TIMES: “It is sad news. An inspirational figure Steve Jobs is no more with us. It was an exceptional journey from a garage to a world’s leading company.”
The credit of turning once an ailing company Apple into a corporate giant (producing $65.2bn a year in revenue) lies on Steve Jobs – born Steven Paul Jobs on February 24, 1955. From an early age he showed interest in computers and entrepreneurship getting his first exposure at the age of 11.
Steve Jobs was not only an inspirational figure for youngsters in America but world over. He was a revered entrepreneur among tech buffs in India and other places. Electronic engineer Farhan Ali, who rates highly Apple’s products, including iMacs, the iPod media player, iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet computer, says: “Steve Jobs had left a legacy that world will never forget.”
Steve Jobs’ deteriorating health conditions were the talk of the town for long. Many of his fans had smelled that something was wrong after American national dailies had reported about his six-month medical leave of absence in 2009. Since then speculative reports had being pouring in claiming that Steve Jobs was suffering from cancer. But Apple and Steve Jobs never confirmed it despite going for a lever transplant during this period. Fans and investors guess only turned true when Steve Jobs’ pale photo surfaced online.
During his long career as a CEO, Steve Jobs had seen ups and downs. In 1985 he was ousted in a bitter boardroom battle from a company that he had set up in 1976 with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak in the Silicon Valley. Later on he made a comeback and since then he never looked back helping Apple reach a new height by turning it into the most valuable and talked-about company in the world.
Steve Jobs is survived by wife Laurene Powell and three children. The marriage was solemnized in Buddhist ceremony in 1991. After his death, his family issued statement to the media: “Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family. In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve's illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.”
Also, Jobs, who has left behind an estimated $48.3 billion, was attracted towards Hare Krishna movement during his college days and once had visited India to meet a Guru, claims an American national daily.
(With inputs from agencies and photo courtesy New York Times)
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