Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Remembering Abdul Kalam: 5 best quotes from India’s Missile Man

Looking back at some words of wisdom from the 'People's President.'

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To many, Abdul Kalam represented the results of hard work and commitment.

1. As a proud teacher, Kalam encouraged his students to persevere and never take ‘no’ for an answer. He was often quoted that teaching will remain his life’s biggest honour.

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2. As a child, Kalam had to sell newspapers door-to-door to help his family through financial hardships. These experiences taught him the importance of a hard day’s work.

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3. Kalam authored or co-wrote almost 20 books, some about his research but some inspirational as well. His works included Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (1999), Mission of India: A Vision of Indian Youth (2005), and The Scientific Indian: A Twenty-First Century Guide To The World Around Us (2011).

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4. Abdul Kalam was a devout Muslim, but his legacy lies in his appreciation of various spiritual and cultural traditions of multi-cultural India. He saw respect of other faiths as a cornerstone of Islam.

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5. After his one-term presidency (he declined a second term), Kalam dedicated his life to the things he loved – teaching and writing. At the age of 84, shortly before his death, he published his last book: Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji.

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