ISBN 9789386141521,The People's President: Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam

The People's President: Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam


S M Khan


Bloomsbury India



Bloomsbury India

Publication Year 2017

ISBN 9789386141521

ISBN-10 9386141523


Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)

Political Science

His favourite Mahabharata character was Vidura because he had the courage to differ and fight injustice in a peaceful manner.
Caliph Umar, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Emperor Ashoka and Abraham Lincoln were the five greatest human beings to have lived on this earth according to Dr. Kalam.
The author, SM Khan, acquaints us with lesser known facts and stories which went towards making the great Dr Kalam the ‘People’s President’. SM Khan was press secretary to the late APJ Abdul Kalam and shared a unique relationship with the unusual President. The first state visit made by Dr Kalam in 2002 after swearing in as President was to Gujrat where he was received at the airport by the then Chief Minister and now Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi. Together they visited nine riot-torn areas and three relief camps. Details of this visit as well as those to the other states in India and various trips abroad in the course of his Presidency are captured in this book in a manner that is engaging and informative.