"Despite his passing away, the 11th President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, remains immortal in the minds of the people of India and beyond for the life and ideals he lived; and the inspiring experiences he has left through his numerous writings. He was a happy blend of a “Missile-Man” and an ‘Apostle-of-Peace’. He was a Muslim but he was secular to the core and a true nationalist. Due to his sagacious personality; and concern and compassion for the common man, he was hailed as the ‘People’s President’.
Dr. Kalam loved to interact and spend time with school children so that he could motivate and groom them as per their potential. To him, success has no shortcut except hard work and perseverance. It was perhaps the key to his rise from a humble newspaper hawker to what he became later on.
In his, “Wings of Fire”, he urges all to nurture big dreams and to remain optimistic in the face of failures. According to him, FAIL means ‘first attempt in learning’ and the prospects of a winner should begin from it. He wedded to the principle and practice of “Simple living and High thinking”.
The entire humanity was his family. He had no greed for material possession but for knowledge. He was a man of sacrifice, humility and generosity. It is said, the value of a person is known at the time of his death. And, lo! In his absence he is now more loved, more discussed, more read, more remembered and more endeared.