By A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, the son of a little-educated boat-owner in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, had an extraordinary occupation as a defence scientist, culminating within the optimum civilian award of India, the Bharat Ratna. As leader of the country’s defence study and improvement programme, Kalam validated the nice strength for dynamism and innovation that existed in possible moribund examine institutions. this is often the tale of Kalam’s upward push from obscurity and his own struggles, in addition to the tale of Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Trishul and Nag—missiles that experience develop into family names in India and that experience raised the kingdom to the extent of a missile strength of overseas reckoning. this can be additionally the saga of self sufficient India’s fight for technological self-sufficiency and protective autonomy—a tale as a lot approximately politics, household and overseas, because it is ready technology.