This is the poem related to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's education, professional career and missiles.
More than a marathon and climbing Mt. Everest,
Was his education from schooling to Doctorate,
Dreamed himself being coveted Air Force Pilot,
He knew not, God wished him a Physics Scientist,
President and the missile man respected most.
Joining Defense Research n Development Organization
Designed a hovercraft himself as an initiation,
Under V Sarabhai entered the Space Program,
Got on to the Expandable Rocket Program,
Happy as Indian Space and Technology Project Director,
Patriotic Indian refusing a luring NASA offer.
Devil and Valiant ballistic missile teams he was director,
Promoted by Indiraji, became Aerospace project director,
Strategically advised and encouraged by Venkataraman,
Integrated Missile Development Program became the Mission.
With a lot of effort many a hurdle he overcame,
Well supervising n mentoring scientists in his each team,
Boosting India’s Missile Firing Capability he had well done.
Agni, Prithvi, Akash, and Nag, got them through to real products,
Confident is India now with prided retaliation weapons,
Thanks say millions for his multi-faceted contributions,
Raising India’s prestige among so many nations,
Rest In Peace, Sir you were not only the first citizen,
Also a Peace loving, Non-controversial Missile Man.