Wings of Fire – Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam with Arun Tiwari


It was a treat to read Wings of Fire, an autobiography about late Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam by himself with Arun Tiwari some time back. Re-blogging the same post I wrote after reading the book as a mark of respect to the great scientist, leader and a true patriot of India.

Nanda Wanninayaka

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I bought Wings of Fire while returning from India once as I was keen on reading about India’s foremost nuclear scientist, “the Missile Man of India,” Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam (Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.) The book is an autobiography of former President of India, Dr. Kalam. It was written collectively by Dr. Kalam and Arun Tiwari who worked with the former. In this book Kalam tells the reader about his early life, hardships he underwent while studying, little luck he had, efforts made while working on defense related work and constant failures and hard work that eventually led him to lead Indian space research, nuclear and missile programs. Kalam started his career, after graduating from Aerospace engineering at MIT (Chennai), India, at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and was assigned to build a hovercraft prototype. Later he moved to ISRO and helped establish the…

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