Saturday marks the 91st birth anniversary of former Indian President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The 11th President of India, fondly known as ‘Missile Man’, is remembered by the nation for his significant work in the country’s space missions and missile technology. Known as the people’s president, Kalam died on July 27, 2015 in Shillong, Meghalaya while giving a speech.
A President, teacher, philosopher and a scientist, Kalam was a we author as well.
On his 91st birth anniversary, here are some of the must-read books written by APJ Abdul Kalam:
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography
The autobiography of Kalam is co-authored by Arun Tiwari, and tells the story of his early life and career. It inspires readers to unlock their hidden potential. He was born on October 15, 1931 in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu.
Mission India: A Vision of Indian Youth
This book asks young readers to take up the challenge of making India better by 2020. He examines India’s strengths and weaknesses in the book.
Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India
The book is dedicated to a middle school student, Senhal Thakkar, whom Kalam met at a Gujarat school and found interesting. In general, it is addressed to the Indian youth and talks about their power to turn India into a developed nation.
My Journey: Transforming Dreams Into Actions
In this book, Kalam looks back at pivotal moments of his past and tells readers how each of them has shaped him as a person. He remembers people who left a mark in his life and inspires readers.
India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium
Written in 1998, the book offers vision and insights on how India can become a developed nation by 2020. It is dedicated to a 10-year-old girl Kalam met while giving one of his talks.