APJ Abdul Kalam, also known as the India’s ‘Missile Man’ He was also an Aerospace Scientist and an Indian pioneer in Ballistic Missile and Space Launch Vehicle Technology.
The sad demise of Dr. Kalam shocked one and all. The end of such a dynamic personality, so suddenly and that too when he was giving his lecture has very much shaken up people in all walks of life for Dr. Kalam was as unassuming as he was great, a figure easily seen, ever accessible, full of spirit and energy. Messages poured in from everywhere from all walks of life.
People such as him are born once in a while, souls who enrich others lives, fill them with that surge of confidence, who give them their self worth to treasure, and who despite all they have achieved still behave as if they were just like any other. That is the immortalized Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam whose mortal remains may have gone into dust, but his flaming memory will ever be cherished and burning brightly in millions of hearts that acknowledge with gratitude, his great contribution to the soul of India.
As long as a generation remembers your message, the idea of you is alive and smiling. And what a message it was. Unlike many, his own life was his message. A message that valued inspiration with intellect, purpose with process, humility with hunger.