Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Wings of Fire:
An Autobiography of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam



Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam from 2002 to 2007 served as the 11th President of India. Greatly admired all over India, he was a great scientist by profession, who played a leading role in the developing the missile program in India. From the humble roots in Rameswaram, state of Tamil Nadu, in India, - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in an inspirational autobiography "The Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam"  traces in the rise and the mark he made in life.


Wings of Fire An Autobiography of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Every common man who by his sheer grit and hard work achieves success should share his story with the rest for they may find inspiration and strength to go on, in his story. The autobiography 'Wings of Fire' is one such autobiography by visionary scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who from very humble beginnings to rose to be the 11th  President of India. ‘Wings of Fire’ the book is full of insights, personal moments and life experiences of Dr. Abdul Kalam. It gives us an understanding of his journey of success.



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Dr. Kalam by narrating his total life journey evokes the reader to identify with one’s inner fire and potential, for he was of the firm belief that each one of us was born with the strength and potential to make a tangible change in the whole world. How he inspired himself to achieve the dreams and how he went about accomplishing so much is what the book captures nicely.






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The book recollects many anecdotes and stories from childhood, his time at school and college. The time spent at the Langley Research Center, NASA and Wallops Flight Facility get a lot of attention.


Personal tragedies have not been left out. The time when he lost his father and how he felt when conferred with many awards like the Padma Bhushan have been written in much detail.


The second half of the book deals with Dr. Kalam, the scientist who made a significant contribution in developing the countries guided missile program, a pioneering effort for the security of the nation. It's not with reason that he was nicknamed as the 'Missile Man of India'. The book also contains 24 photographs at various stages of his life.


Authored by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and Mr. Arun Tiwari, the 180-page book 'The Wings of Fire' was first published in the year 2000. Mr. Tiwari is a well-known missile scientist who has worked with Dr. Kalam. Having become a bestseller, the book has even been translated into thirteen languages, which includes Chinese and French.



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