Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2016)
Spirituality, science and achievements of APJ Abdul Kalam in Wings of Fire
Author(s): Santosh Kumar
Abstract: Wings of Fire is an autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam. It depicts the life of APJ Abdul Kalam who grew up as a renowned scientist to lead India’s space research and missile development programmes. This paper throws light on the spirituality, science and achievements of APJ Abdul Kalam. The spirituality protects us from depression while achieving our goals and gives us patience against failure and difficulties. Kalam sees science and technology as ideology-free areas and emphasises the cultivation of scientific temper and entrepreneurial drive. Besides being an eminent scientist, APJ Abdul Kalam is also a thought provoking writer. The rare confluence of scientific brilliance and wisdom in him is truly unique. Apart from his technological accomplishments, his writings are a great contribution to humanity. APJ Abdul Kalam became the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam, a recipient of India’s three highest civilian awards – the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Vibhushan and the Bharat Ratna, was well known across India and abroad.