Pupils' President A.P.J Abdul Kalam


Book Blurb:

The students’ diligent teacher, the nation’s gifted scientist, the humble ‘People’s President’ - an indefinable name he is. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. A man who dedicated his life and work to the betterment of a nation, and his time and energy to the billions of young minds he wished to ignite. He has left back dreams in everyone, and the undying inspiration to make those dreams come true.

A surfeit of contents has been interwoven to give this book a shape. To read through the pages will mean a journey through his life in entirety. Besides Kalam’s own speeches and quotes, it also contains literary tributes by scientists, academicians and students, the interviews of his family members, and a real-time anecdote of his interment ceremony at Rameswaram.

This isn’t just a tribute, but a world beyond it to be read, explored and discovered.

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About the author:

Satyam Roychowdhury is a man of assorted interests. He is the co-founder and currently the Managing Director of Techno India Group the largest educational conglomerate in Eastern India. He is a prominent member and an active participant of the Art and Cultural milieu of Bengal. He has contributed to the society in multifaceted ways with his unstinted support and persistent patronage. He is one of the top educationalists of the country, but he is voracious reader by passion and a writer by ardour. He has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and he draws inspiration from great minds by imbibing their philosophies.

Roychowdhury is a tireless traveller on the path of creativity, and his journey has come a long way. His “For You” tribute series commenced with Tagore, got enriched with Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after that, and the latest on has been a literary offering to Thakur Sri Ramakrishna. He owns many other titles to his credit, and his books have time and again inspired hundreds of young minds. He is a firm believer in hard work and sacrifice, and he thinks there is a spark in everyone to create a miracle. 


Review:
July 27, 2015 was the saddest day for the nation when the country lost a teacher, a scientist, a guide and an inspiration; he was much more than a scientist (The missile man) and the 11th president of India. He was the role model every child grows up looking at. And reading a book on your inspiration is very thrilling at the same time full of emotional anxiety. 

My personal experience with President Kalam was at the Delhi book fair 2012, surrounded by little school kids smiling, enthusiast kids waving at him while he leaves the premises and keeps waving till he was out of sight. India's 11th president, walking among us like a normal person, it was an amazing 2-minute experience worth cherishing.

There are lots of books on president Kalam which I believe talks about his personal life and therefore the author chose a different style of presenting an insight of president Kalam's life. This book talks briefly about his personal life, his struggle while growing up and support that he appreciated throughout his life. This book contains interviews of many renowned people and people who were associated with president Kalam, their views and opinions. 

As much as I enjoyed reading this this book, I couldn't quite relate to the writing style. 




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