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To Ritche !!!

Dennis Ritchie, whom we all know as the creator of the C programming language passed away on Oct 12, 2011. We have lost one of the brilliant minds of mankind. I owe him this post for he has been one of the greatest inspirations in my life and the very reason that I am into programming.
The first time I saw Ritchie's picture, I felt him like Jesus. I would say that the divinity that his face reflected pulled into the world of programming. It was during my college days that I lay hands on his book - The C Programming Language. It is one of the most influential computer books I have read. I had read it at least a couple of times and referred it a thousand times. I felt it like a lecture by Ritchie. And so I had marked a lot of pages with comments and questions as if they are addressed directly to Ritchie himself. I had the book with me almost all the time. I even hide myself in the last row during other lectures to read the book. I felt excited reading the book. The book has a special…