PupilEkalavya was an ideal pupil. An
intense desire for learning makes one a good pupil. Totally consumed by this desire for
learning, Ekalavya, though not sitting before the Master in person, mastered archery by
worshiping the 'Guru' in absence. A boy from the woods, losing his father early in life,
achieved such great glory in the art of archery.
When the Master desired his right thumb as his fee, he unhesitatingly cut it off and
presented it to him.
Ekalavya is a name that lives in the memory of mankind eternally like a star.