Life of apj abdul kalam
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam: A Life by Arun TiwariThe definitive biography of Indias most loved leader and scientist
Aeronautical engineer, rocket scientist, missile man, visionary, teacher and the most inspiring head of state in living memory - Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was all these and more. Unquestionably the most revered Indian leader since Mahatma Gandhi, he transcended all the boundaries and obstacles that came his way in the course of a remarkable life; and he did so with grace and humility. Arun Tiwari tells Dr Kalams life story with a deep understanding of his formative experiences and character. He charts Dr Kalams stratospheric rise to prominence - as dramatic as the missiles he championed - giving us unique glimpses into his struggle and tribulations.
With the benefit of thirty-three years as Dr Kalams subordinate scientist, co-author, speechwriter and friend, Arun Tiwari captures the essence of Kalam - his influences, his ascetic habits and his passions that fuelled his remarkable life and achievements. Dr Kalam was a man whose expansive soul could combine ardent patriotism with a love of humanity, and rigorous discipline with gentleness and sensitivity that is almost unparalleled in public life.
This authoritative portrait of Dr Kalam, enriched by personal experiences and anecdotes, reveals him as a man personifying all the glory and paradoxes of his nation: secular and religious; exalted and humble; schooled and unaffected; dynamic and calm; scientific and spiritual - an Indian above all.
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Abdul Kalam was was honoured with several prestigious awards including India's highest civilian honour "Bharat Ratna" in He was born in Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering. Succeeded by: Pratibha Patil President from He was the 11th president of India and elected against Lakshmi Sehgal in He was known as the Missile Man of India for his important role in the nation's civilian space programme and military missile development. Also, in , he made significant contributions to India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests. Do you know that A.
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Abdul Kalam, was the 11th Presidentof India He was elected against Lakshmi Sehgal in and had support from both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress, the two leading political parties of India. By profession, he was a scientist and an administrator in India. The Pokhran-II nuclear tests conducted in India in after the original nuclear test of saw him in a pivotal political, organisational and technical role. He was a professor of Aerospace Engineering at the JSS University in Mysore and at the Anna University in Chennai, apart from being an adjunct and visiting faculty at other research and academic institutions in India. His interactions with the student community and his motivational speeches made him quite popular among the youth. Abdul Kalam was born in a necessitous and little educated Tamil family on 15 October , at Rameswaram district of Tamil Nadu, India.
He was born and raised in Rameswaram , Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering. Kalam was elected as the 11th President of India in with the support of both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the then-opposition Indian National Congress. Widely referred to as the "People's President",  he returned to his civilian life of education, writing and public service after a single term. He was a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Bharat Ratna , India's highest civilian honour. While delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong , Kalam collapsed and died from an apparent cardiac arrest on 27 July , aged