He was a brave lad. He sought knowledge at a very lender age. He persuaded Yama the God of Death to teach him. His father lost his temper one day and told Nachiketa, 'I have gifted you to the Lord of Death.' This curse turned out to be a boon. He met the Lord of Death and by his humility won him over and learnt the secrets of spiritual life from him. He is a true sage and a beacon-light for others in he path of knowledge.