Wings of Fire:An Autobiography

Author:

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Publisher:

Universities Press

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Publisher

Universities Press

Publication Year 1999
ISBN-13

9788173711466

ISBN-10 8173711461
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 180 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 20 X 13 X 1.2
Weight (grms) 400

About the Book: Wings of Fire: An Autobiography Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam had an unparalleled career as a defence scientist that culminated in the highest civilian award of India, the Bharat Ratna. This is the story of Kalam's rise from obscurity as well as the story of Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Trishul and Nag - missiles that have become household names in India. Wings of Fire: An Autobiography is the story of India's 11th president, Abdul A.P.J. Kalam, and his rise from an obscure background to the power-filled corridors of Rashtrapati Bhavan. The book is a narration of his life from his humble beginnings to the start of his professional life and finally to him becoming the president of India. The autobiography is narrated through four chapters-Orientation, Creation, Propitiation and Contemplation. Kalam's story begins in a small, impoverished village in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and goes on to detail his work at NASA and other US institutions. With Kalam's return to India the book elaborates on his label as the 'Missile Man of India'. While focusing on the years between 1981 and 1991 the authors reveal the details of as the Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Trishul and Nag missiles. It ends with strikingly in depth look at his philosophy and his legacy.

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is one of India's most distinguished scientists, responsible for the development of India's first satellite launch vehicle and the operationalization of strategic missiles. He also pioneered India Vision 2020, a road map for transforming India. The President of India between 2002 and 2007, Dr Kalam has been awarded honorary doctorates from thirty-eight universities and the country's three highest civilian honours—the Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990) and Bharat Ratna (1997). A prolific and bestselling author, he now conducts lectures on societal development in many international institutes and is involved in research on different societal missions.

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