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 an author, scientist, and a former Indian President.Some of Kalam’s literary works include Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges, Envisioning An Empowered Nation, and India 2020: A Vision For The New Millennium.Born on 15th October 1931, Kalam was raised in Rameshwaram. He finished his schooling from the Rameshwaram Elementary School. Kalam went on to pursue his undergraduate degree in Physics from St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli. He obtained his Master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology. Prior to serving as the President of India, Kalam worked as an aerospace engineer at the Indian Space Research Organization and the Defense Research and Development Organization. He is also known as the Missile Man of India for his immense contributions towards developing ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. Kalam currently serves as a visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Indore and the Indian Institute of Management Shillong. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Ramanujan Award, and the Bharat Ratna.
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