A simple essay on APJ Abdul Kalam:
You have to dream before
they can come true.
Great dreams of
greater dreamers are always transcended.
To succeed in your mission, you must have a single-minded devotion to
These are messages given
to us by Dr. Kalam, who saw them to be true.
Dr. Kalam was born in Rameswaram on October
15, 1931. He became a scientist and the
missile man of India and later our 11th President from 2002 to
2007. He died recently in Shillong on 27th
Dr. Kalam’s father was a poor person from
Muslim religion. So he worked as a newspaper boy in childhood. He had to
earn for himself and his family to add to this family's income. He
distributed newspapers in the morning and did other such jobs.
He seriously wanted to be educated. But he was only an average student. But he was
hardworking and sincere. He passed physics degree with a serious effort. Then he joined and completed Aerospace Engineering.
He faced a lot of difficulties with
courage and hard work. At some point of time his educational career was
he had joined DRDO and then his life changed to a new phase. He managed
projects with success. He was a gentle
man, technocrat and more of a good manager than a pure scientist. He had support from political and influential
persons. Prime minister Indira Gandhi
and other ministers encourage him for various projects he did. He was supported
for his role on missiles. He became an adviser to the prime
minister. He became involved in politics and technology. He gained
respect from all sides within India and worldwide too.
became the president, as he was a non-controversial, qualified and well
educated. He grew from a low family to the First Citizen of India. He was a Muslim, but the religion never came
in between. He was not married in his
life. He dedicated his life to the
nation, progress of science and technology missions (especially in defence), to
support his poor family members. He gave
many inspiring lectures and lessons to young students. There are even lessons about him in some text
books for children.
every reason to be happy that his journey had been incredible. He had luck in
his favour and he benefitted from positive opportunities. Dr. Kalam picked them and did not misuse
them. He did his hard work to move
forward each occasion.
Rest In Peace, Dr Kalam, a beloved son of India !