Author: Atulindra Nath Chaturvedi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171679978
This is the inspiring story of what can be achieved in Independent India. As a boy, Kalam aspired to be a pilot, but went on to design rockets under the inspiration of Dr Vikram Sarabhai.
In the tiny pilgrim town of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, the son of a boatman had the courage to dream, One day his brilliance, perseverance and hard work would take Bharat Ratna A P J Abdul Kalam to Rashtrapati Bhavan as the eleventh President of India.
As Director of the Defence Research and Development Organisation he was responsible for the development of Agni and Trishul under the missile programme. The multifaceted Kalam continues to dream. Of a technologically advanced and self-reliant India, a country that invests in the future of its children.
THE CHARITAVALI SERIES
Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures of India. The series presents the lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers, eminent scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers and film stars, writers and sports people.
These biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the life, achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories and facts, written in an easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader.
The Making Of a Scientist
The Mission of Self-Reliance
The Unexpected President
The Man and His Vision
The Election Manifesto
The Vision of India
A Bibliographic Note