|No of pages||92|
|Book Publisher||Penguin India|
|Published Date||05 Apr 2005|
Author : A. P. J. Abdul Kalam11 Books
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam usually referred to as A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, was one of India's most distinguished scientists.
He was an Aerospace engineer, professor, and chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST),
who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. During his term as President, he was popularly known as the People's President.
Before his term as India's president, he worked as an aeronautical engineer with DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization) and ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization).
He was responsible for the development of India's first satellite launch vehicle, the SLV-3 He is popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his work on development of ballistic missile and space rocket technology.
Kalam played a pivotal organizational, technical and political role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974.
He has the unique honor of receiving honorary doctorates from thirty universities and the country's three highest civilian honors - Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990) and Bharat Ratnam (1997).
Former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, who became popular as ‘People’s President’, passed away on July 27th, 2015 at the age of 83 in Shelling, India.
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In The Life Tree A.P.J. Abdul Kalam takes us on a walk, through anecdote and poetry, over the terrain of his life. Kalam's world is one of simplicity and beauty, in which nature figures prominently, as do human relationships and love for the country. There is also the constant, benign presence of God, an encouraging force motivating us to share happiness and destroy the barriers, whether of caste, religion or language, that prevent us from reaching out to others.
For, as he says in one of his poems: Some build rock walls all their lives/ When they die miles of wall divides them...I build no wall to confirm either joy or sorrow/ To sacrifice or achieve, to gain or lose. In Kalam's world, there is room for all creatures, great and small, and he always has moments to spare, even in the midst of a busy schedule, to wonder at the beauty of God's creation.
He empathizes as easily with a child, distraught at being separated from his best friend, as with an adult anguished by the violence of a communal riot. And he is candid when the subject is deeply personal, as in his reminiscences of his mother.
As Atal Bihari Vajpayee says in his foreword, -Dr Kalam shows a deep understanding of the problems of Indian society, and attempts to find solutions to problems with compassion, detachment, forbearance and sympathy. In this, Dr Kalam's poems have enormous value for our society.' In addition, these poems serve as an intimate introduction to Dr Kalam the man and his life, and are both moving and inspiring.