My life- Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam book review

Some people have great impact on our lives. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has been one of the most influential people in my life. His simplicity, humble beginnings and integrity has been key factors that him popular among us today also.

In his book, My life – Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, he has told his story in simple yet amazing manner. He has given glimpses about impact his parents and surrounding had on him, during his childhood. He narrates how reading shaped his thinking, how communal harmony and understanding prevailed during his childhood days.

A mention about how a practical lesson by his teacher on bird flying gave him his dream – to become a pilot. Also, one can read about disappointments he experienced at different stages of his life. Most important lesson for readers how he didn’t let setbacks in his life to become obstacles for his future.

Dr. Kalam’s life is inspiring story of how a hardworking, common person with humble beginning became a distinguished Scientist and People’s President is no less than a miracle.

Dr. kalam has personified the terms ‘integrity’ and ‘dedication to our nation.’ I am blessed to have lived during his lifetime and read about this great Super hero of our country.

May we continue to read and study his life and be inspired and do our bit to make India a developed nation. I am sure Dr. Kalam will be happiest in heaven when India becomes a prosperous and safe nation.

Success mantras given in this book are:

  1. Aim in life
  2. Acquire knowledge
  3. Work hard
  4. Managing failures
  5. Task that leads to bliss
  6. Read good books
  7. Ask yourself, what I will be remembered for?

May we be guided by Dr. Kalam’s teachings of perseverance and integrity in our lives. Happy birthday Dr. Kalam in Heaven. Jai Hind!!

Shambhavi Naik (aka Shilpa) (c)2021

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