Pride of the Nation: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam by Mahesh SharmaDr. Kalam is rare legendary personality. On the whole it is very difficult to describe his greatness in words. The manifold aspects of a scientist, philosopher, great human being and a President are embodied in one person which is a source of inspiration for us. This book nicely narrates about his childhood days, life as a scientist and Missile Man, contributions towards our country, speeches, quotes.
Readers are going to know a lot about Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam through this book. Like as- how he made India a self-dependent country in atomic power, how he maintained the dignity of his position by living with simplicity, how he become the president of India despite not having any political background. This book narrates his vision of India by 2020 as a highly developed nation of the world.
The language is simple and easy to understand. A must read book for everyone.
How APJ Abdul Kalam defined the role of President in an India Today interview in 2002
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.
Never miss a great news story! Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now. He was rushed to Bethany Hospital but the doctors couldn't save him. His body is being flown to Delhi this morning. He studied Aeronautical Engineering. After working for two decades in ISRO and mastering launch vehicle technologies, Kalam took up the responsibility of developing guided missiles at Defence Research and Development Organisation as chief executive of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme in He was the man behind the weaponization of strategic missile systems and the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in collaboration with DAE, which made India a nuclear weapon State.
This will not post anything on Facebook or anywhere else. A great scientist, people's President, and a phenomenal teacher, Dr. Kalam's efforts and hard work for over a decade, made it possible for us to develop our first indigenous SLV. Kalam also became the director of two projects, Project Devil and Project Valiant. In the s, the goal of Project Devil was to produce a short-range surface-to-air missile. Although discontinued in without achieving full success, Project Devil, led to the later development of the Prithvi missile. While camping in the Thar desert for over a fortnight, he said :.
Below is a list that tries to do fairness to his many achievements. We have discussed his prominent inventions and achievements in below segment of this page APJ Abdul Kalam serves as the 11th President of India, following K. He won the presidential election with an electoral vote of ,, exceed the , votes won by Lakshmi Sehgal.
Jump to navigation. In an interview to India Today after being chosen as the ruling NDA's presidential nominee, Kalam spoke on the task of integrating the nation, leadership and his definition of politics. To be honest I never thought of it that way at all. I have always regarded myself as an Indian. For any president the major task is thinking of the best way to integrate the nation. While speaking to 3, children in Porbandar recently a young girl asked me what my message was to them.