Tribute to the man with Wings of Fire, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

God has not promised

Skies always blue

Flower strewn pathways

All our life through

God has not promised

Sun without rain

Joy without sorrow

Peace without pain 

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of fire)

Our visionary of India, who believed in the culmination of science and religion working side by side when the rest of the world was still in this conundrum! It is this outweighing thinking that made him so lovable and the way he is esteemed to be right now. 27th July 2015, a year back when ‘our missile man’ met with his untimely demise, leading to shock and grief for millions of believers who had faith in Kalam. All these years, we may have learned time and again about who A.P.J Abdul Kalam was and about his significant contribution to aeronautical engineering was time changing. We have learned for years about his achievements, years followed his insights … and that’s the reason why, we take a detour to what A.P.J Abdul Kalam as a visionary always wanted.

Kalam was never born with a golden spoon but belonged to a very middle class family in Tamil Nadu in an island town Rameswaram. But, the difference that marks the enlightenment of this young boy’s journey was not just merely decided, but his desire to fly is what made his dreams into determination, to his acknowledgement to be known as ‘Missile Man’. This is what he always expected from the young generation of India as well. His beliefs over the young populace were so strong, that he happened to declare that India would be a developed country till 2020. He always strived for motivating and inspiring the young generation to do things beyond everyone’s amaze. With maintaining every proper aspect for the country’s development, this amazing zeal with which Kalam worked for students’ welfare was astonishing. He lived a life not for himself, but with a desire to see the youth of this country being established. With so much of hopes, and many such outreach programs launched by Kalam, somehow, students also used to find ‘Our Dear Missile Man’ as an idol to be followed.

But, today it has been a year since his untimely farewell. It has been a year since, my hero died. Somehow, with his passion for us youngsters being prosperous also are fading away with him only being permanently a part of our history text books. That’s why, this article is to invoke you my dear friend, about our great visionary, who was so very hopeful to see us succeed. Don’t let it fade away guys! Let Kalam’s dream be still alive in our success. We’ll never bid our missile man a farewell … until we accomplish what he truly dreamt! Keep reading guys …

For all your days prepare

And meet them ever alike

When you are the anvil, bear

When you are the hammer, strike

-A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of fire)

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