January 17, 2009


Bharat Ratna Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on October 15 1931…am proud to join the earth on the same date but in a different year…he was the eleventh president of India, serving 2002-2007.Despite being a fisherman’s son he has become the successful and powerful person. At the initial stage of his education, he was helped by his teacher. He initially started his carrier as a newspaper vendor and he has even mentioned it in the book “A BOY AND HIS DREAM”. He has also mentioned in “WINGS OF FIRE” that he never could imagine that water could be powerful a destroying force as he witnessed when he was 13.That was in 1964 when a cyclone storm swept away the pamban bridge and a trainload of passengers and kalam’s native village dhanushkodi…

 He was graduated from madras institute of technology. He also played major part in developing many missiles of India including Agni and prithvi...He is not only Indian nuclear scientist but also considered as main pillar of Indian space program’s. The government has honoured him with the nation’s highest civilian honours; the Padma Bhushan in 1981; Padma vibushan in 1990; and the Bharath ratna in 1997. Kalam is the Fourth President of India to have been honoured with a Bharath ratna before being elected to the highest office.

He has written a book, “vision for the new millennium”. it examines in the weakness and strength of India as a nation and offers a vision of how India can emerge to be among the world’s first four economic powers by 2020.armed with powerful opening, it is yet another example of Abdul kalam’s direction and vision for India. The book is dedicated to a young girl whom kalam met and asked as “what is your dream” for which the girl replied, “I want to live in a developed India”...sure the dream will cum true and I will finish with these lines

"A developed India by 2020, even  earlier, is not a dream. It need not be a mere vision in the minds of many Indians. It is a mission we can all take up - and succeed."

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