Prof S M Shoaib was a gentle soul with immense patience. Everything moved in slow motion when he was in class. He never shouted or abused any student and ignored the questions by non-serious students wanting to create only mischief. He would gave them a deep look and return to his lecture. Most of the time it seemed he was immersed in deep thoughts. We could see him quietly walking in the college with his head down from class to class.