A man with Wings of Fire

If you want to give light as like a sun then burn yourself like a sun

                                                                                                ……. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

“Wings Of Fire” these 3 words is enough to recognize the person about whom this writing is.

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was a former scientist of ISRO and he served as the 11th president of India from 2002 to 2007. APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15th  oct, 1931 to a Tamil Muslim family in the pilgrimage centre of Rameswaram on Pambam Islan, then in the Madras Presidency and now in the State of Tamil Nadu. His father Jainulabdeen Marakayar was a boat owner and Imamof a local mosque;his mother Ashiamma was a housewife. Kalam was the youngest among his brothers and sisters.

In School year, Kalam was an average student but he described himself as a hard working student with a great desire of learning new things. His favourite subject was Mathematics and he spent a lots of time in maths. He completed his school life from  Schwartz Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram, Kalam went on to attend Saint Joshep’s College, Tiruchirappalli, then affiliated with the University Of Madras, from where he graduated in Physics in 1954. Then he moved to Madras for Aerospace Engineering from Madras Institute Of Technology.

After completion of Graduation from Madras Institution of Technology in 1960 and joined the Aeronautical Development Establishment of the DRDO.In 1996 Kalam moved to ISRO(Indian Space Research Organisation) where he appointed as a project director of Indian First Satellite launch mission(SLV-III) and he become successful in this project. Kalam known as Missile Man Of India because in DRDO Kalam work in the integrated Guided Missile Development Program.

 Personal Life:

Kalam lead a very normal and simple life style and had a very good habit of rising at 6.30-7.00 in morning. Through out of his life religions and spirituality made a great impact. Kalam was a Muslim and his father was a Imam of a Mosque in Rameswaram. Kalam was a proud and practising Muslim, daily Namaz and whole day fasting during Ramadan were integral to Kalam’s life.  Young kalam had a great nack in spirituality. In his Book named “Wings Of Fire” he wrote that his father and Pakshi Lakshmana Sastry, head priest of Rameswaram Temple were used to sit together and discuss about the spituality and it shows the harmony between them.

A.P.J Abdul Kalam was a former president of India from 2002 to 2007. On 10 June 22002, the National Democratic Alliance(NDA)  expressed that they would nominated Kalam for the post of president.

On 27 July 2015, Kalam delivered a speech in Shillong and after 5 min of this speech he collapsed. He was rushed to nearby Bethany Hospital in a critical situation and the doctors confirmed that he was died for a cardiac arrest. Then Kalam Body was airlifted by IAF from Shillong to Guwahati, from where it was flown to New Delhi on morning of 28 July in an air force C-130J Hercules. On 30 July, the formar scientist and president was laid to rest at Rameswaram ‘s pei Karumbu Ground With Full State Honours.

A.P.J Abdul Kalam was a great personality and a great man in Indian History and is a great example of that is hard work is the main key of success and nothing is difficult

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