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Wings of Fire: An Autobiography

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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam with Arun Tiwari


There is something that everybody can extract from this book... The book is worthy of being read by every Indian” — MS Mukunda


“Which book would you make compulsory reading?”

“APJ Abdul Kalam’s Wing’s of Fire”. — MV Kamath


“….a book worth its weight in gold.” — Bhawani-Prasad Chattopadhyay


“Nothing could be more inspiring in my life than reading your autobiography.” — Rajesh Pant


“a warm and intensely personal, deeply passionate story of a common boat-owner’s son who has become India’s most distinguished living technocrat. the book is “all-Kalam” in feel… Kalam’s personal story is a valuable document that… Indians can be world beaters… with no foreign training or degree. For this upbeat message alone, his autobiography is worth a 100 management tomes.” — Anand Parthasarathy


“This autobiographical account is the most inspiring one I have read in recent years.” — Gangan Prathap

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Every common man who by his sheer grit and hard work achieves success should share his story with the rest for they may find inspiration and strength to go on, in his story. The ‘Wings of Fire’ is one such autobiography by visionary scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who from very humble beginnings rose to be the President of India. The book is full of insights, personal moments and life experiences of Dr. Kalam. It gives us an understanding on his journey of success.

Dr. Kalam by narrating his life journey evokes the reader to identify with one?s inner fire and potential, for he was of the firm belief that each one of us was born with the strength and potential to make a tangible change in the world. How he inspired himself to achieve dreams and how he went about accomplishing so much is what the book captures nicely.

The book recollects many anecdotes and stories from childhood, his time at school and college. The time spent at the Langley Research Center, NASA and Wallops Flight Facility gets a lot of attention.

Personal tragedies have not been left out. The time when he lost his father and how he felt when conferred with many awards like the Padma Bhushan have been written in much detail.

The second half of the book deals with Dr Kalam, the scientist who made a significant contribution in developing the countries guided missile program, a pioneering effort for the security of the nation. It’s not with reason that he was nicknamed as the ‘Missile Man of India’. The book also contains 24 photographs at various stages of his life.

Authored by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Mr. Arun Tiwari, the 180 page book ‘The Wings of Fire’ was first published in the year 2000. Mr Tiwari is a well-known missile scientist who has worked with Dr. Kalam. Having become a bestseller, the book has even been translated into thirteen languages, which includes Chinese and French.


About the Authors

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam from 2002 to 2007 served as the 11th President of India. Greatly admired all over India, he was a scientist by profession, who played a leading role in developing the country’s missile program. From humble roots in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Dr Kalam in an inspirational autobiography ‘The Wings of Fire’ traces the rise and the mark he made in life.

Mr. Arun Tiwari, a scientist, was a colleague of Dr Kalam.


Book Specifications

Title: Wings of Fire: An Autobiography
Author: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam with Arun Tiwari
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Weight: 330g
Published Year: 1999
Publisher: Universities Press
ISBN: 9788173711466
Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.1 x 23.9 cm
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