Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of Abdul Kalam

November 30, 2018 - Comment

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 ‘Wings of Fire’ is one such autobiography by visionary scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who from very humble beginnings rose to

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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 ‘Wings of Fire’ is one such autobiography by visionary scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who from very humble beginnings rose to be the President of India. The book is full of insights, personal moments and life experiences of Dr. Kalam. It gives us an understanding on his journey of success.

Dr. Kalam by narrating his 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 world. How he inspired himself to achieve dreams and how he went about accomplishing so much is what the book captures nicely.

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 gets 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.

About the Author

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam from 2002 to 2007 served as the 11th President of India. Greatly admired all over India, he was a scientist by profession, who played a leading role in developing the country’s missile program. From humble roots in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Dr Kalam in an inspirational autobiography ‘The Wings of Fire’ traces the rise and the mark he made in life.

Mr. Arun Tiwari, a scientist, was a colleague of Dr Kalam.

Product Features

  • Made In India
  • Language: English

Comments

Anonymous says:

The best book you will ever read…???? Let’s find out!!!!!!! This is the most inspirational book one can ever read. I was very glad that this book was written by an Indian (Arun Tiwari) about an Indian whose life journey is so inspiring that it can just turn your life. It shows how a normal young Muslim boy who lived in Rameswharam turned into a famous scientist and then the president of a country like India.What it includes???~ The odd jobs he did to pay his school fees.~ How he became a vegetarian??~ How he wanted to become an Indian Force Pilot?~ How he became a rocket engineer instead of a Collector as his father had dreamt????He describes individuals like Prof. Sarabhai and Dr. Brahm Prakash who had a great impact in his personality. He describes the qualities of a leader and how he faced difficulties in becoming one. Being a ‘small-town boy’ his journey was not simple and full of people who were always jealous of him.But as the book says he never left hope,…

Anonymous says:

A story of Grit and Determination This book is truly worthy of a 5 star review.Firstly, the book talks of a boy born in a family in the town of Rameswaram. This boy today needs no introduction as he has proved himself as one of the most amazing President India ever had.The book talks about Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s early life, education and his career as a scientist in HAL, DRDO and ISRO.His journey of many ups and downs and humble beginnings is a gentle reminder to all Indians who blame their life and circumstances and the lack of opportunities it presents.The greatest learning that can be taken from this book is that no matter how humble or privileged your beginnings are, no matter how many times you fail to deliver, with the right spirit and belief in your cause will eventually manifest you the results you desire.Another thing that this book intensely focusses on are the moral values given to children at a very young age. Children of India will grow to be…

Anonymous says:

Poor quality pages – DO NOT BUY When customers are buying an 180-page book for 300+ rupees, they expect at least decent quality pages in the book. The page quality is worse than Xerox papers. It looks like a mere low quality textbook from local market! Shame on you Universities Press, for making such great book of a great person printed in such low quality book. APJ Abdul Kalam never thought of his profit, but you are making profit in his name, just by fooling people, by selling his work in such a poor way. And the book is not returnable! The press know very well that they are fooling people. That’s why this item is not returnable!

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