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Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India and known as the Missile Man. Let us study about APJ Abdul Kalam Biography, Books. Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of A P J Abdul Kalam (), former President of India. Wings of Fire by A P J Abdul Kalam Book Book cover for. Wings of Fire book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, the son of a little-educated.

Visit Website Rise to the Presidency His hopes of becoming a fighter pilot was dashed when he narrowly missed out on a spot with the Indian Air Force. He then became the senior scientific adviser to India's defense minister in , a position he used to campaign for the development of nuclear tests. Kalam was a key figure in the May Pokhran-II tests, in which five nuclear devices were detonated in the Rajasthan Desert. In , India's ruling National Democratic Alliance helped Kalam win an election against Lakshmi Sahgal and become India's 11th president, a largely ceremonial post. Known as the People's President, Kalam set a goal of conducting , one-on-one meetings with young people over the course of his five-year term. After leaving office in , Kalam became a visiting professor at several universities. He formed the "What Can I Give Movement" in with the goal of creating a compassionate society, and in , his efforts to improve healthcare led to the release of a tablet for medical personnel to use in remote areas. Death and Legacy On July 27, , Kalam suffered a massive heart attack while lecturing at the Indian Institute of Management and subsequently died at the age of Kalam was laid to rest on July 30 with full state honors in his native Tamil Nadu. Abdul Kalam Award," which recognizes exceptional individuals who promote the sciences, students and humanities. Fact Check We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us! Citation Information.

Orientation[ edit ] The book begins with the childhood of Kalam's life. In the beginning, he introduces us to his family and tries to familiarize us with his birthplace Rameswaram.

In the childhood, he was a great admirer of his father, Jainulabdeen. He was a man of great wisdom and kindness, and Pakshi Lakshmana Sastry, a close friend of his father and the head priest of the Rameswaram Temple. He had an ideal helpmate in his mother, Ashiamma. He was also influenced by his close friend, Ahmed Jallaluddin; he was about 15 years older than Kalam.

With his friend, he talked about spiritual matters. This shows that he believed in spirituality and also believed in God or Khudah. He always went to Lord Shiva's temple with his friends. The later part of the opening chapters, he introduces his cousin Samsuddin, his school teachers and all the people who were felt any difference amongst them.

Here he expresses one event, which happened in his school days, "Rameswaram Sastry, a new teacher of his school he could not stomach a Hindu Priest's son sitting with a Muslim boy. In accordance with our social ranking as the new teacher saw it, I was asked to go and sit on the back bench.

I felt very sad, and so did my parents about the incident.

My Life: An Illustrated Biography by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Lakshmana Sastry summoned the teacher, and in our presence, told the teacher that he should not spread the poison of social inequality and communal intolerance in the minds of innocent children".

In , he joined St. Joseph's College Trichi, to study for the B. Sc degree course when he realized that physics was not his subject. He or his family could not afford to spend that much of money for the course at MIT. Zohara, his sister stood with him.

When he had in a specific branch of aeronautical engineering, the goal was very clear in his mind at that time. And he tried to communicate with different kinds of people. At MIT, their teachers shaped his thoughts, Prof.

Sponder, Prof. Forget this failure, as it was essential to lead you to your destined path.

A P J Abdul Kalam Biographies & Autobiographies Books

Search, instead, for the true purpose of your existence. Become one with yourself, my son! Surrender yourself to the wish of God, In the book we learn how Kalam started his career in Aeronautical Development Establishment ADE and was involved in the design of a hovercraft. It depicted a battle scene with a few rockets flying in the background. A painting with this theme should be the most commonplace thing at a Flight Facility, but the painting caught my eye because the soldiers on the side launching the rockets were not white , but dark-skinned, with the racial features of people found in South Asia.

One day, my curiosity got the better of me, drawing me towards the painting. Space and missile programs are huge complex projects and managing them is extremely challenging. Kalam is a poet and is a huge fan of poems. The book contains many of his own poems and his favorite poems. Here is an example, Do not look at Agni as an entity directed upward to deter the ominous It is fire in the heart of an Indian. Do not even give it the form of a missile as it clings to the burning pride of this nation and thus is bright.

Brahm Prakash. His mother name was Ashiamma, who was a housewife. He was close to his family and always helps them, though he remained a bachelor whole life. His ancestors had been wealthy traders and landowners, with numerous properties and large tracts of land.

They trade groceries between the mainland and the island to and from Srilanka and also ferrying the pilgrims from mainland to the Pamban Island. So,their family got the title "Mara Kalam Iyakkivar" wooden boat steerers and later known as "Marakier.

To help the family, Kalam started selling newspapers at an early age. In his school days, Kalam had average grades but was described as a bright and hardworking student who had a strong desire to learn.

Mathematics was his main interest.

Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action converts adversity into prosperity. Education gives you wings to fly. He had completed his matriculation from Schwartz Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram and later he went to Saint Joseph's college where he became a physics graduate. In , he went to Madras to study aerospace engineering in Madras Institute of Technology.

During his third year of graduation, he was assigned a project to design a low-level attack aircraft together with a few other students. Their teacher had given them a tight deadline for completing the project, it was very difficult.

Kalam worked hard under immense pressure and finally completed his project within the stipulated deadline. The teacher was impressed by the dedication of Kalam.

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As a result Kalam want to become a fighter pilot but he got 9th position in the qualifiers list and only eight positions were available in the IAF. He had started his career by designing a small hovercraft at DRDO.

It is India's first indigenously designed and produced satellite launch vehicle. Kalam received the government's approval in and expanded the programme to include more engineers. Source: www.

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Raja Ramanna invited Abdul Kalam to witness the country's first nuclear test Smiling Buddha as the representative of TBRL, even though he had not participated in its development. Do you know about the Project Devil? It was an early liquid-fuelled missile project aimed at producing a short-range surface-to-air missile. This project was not successful and discontinued in s and later it led to the development of the Prithvi missile. On the other hand Project Valiant aimed at the development of intercontinental ballistic missile.

This was also not successful. The programme led to the development of four projects namely Short range surface-to-surface missile Prithvi , Short range low-level surface-to-air missile Trishul , Medium range surface-to-air missile Akash and Third-generation anti-tank missile Nag. The world today is integrally connected through four rapid connectivities. They are environment, people, economy, and ideas.

Under the leadership of Abdul Kalam, the project of IGMDP proved to be successful by producing missiles like first Prithvi missile in and then the Agni missile in

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