Book Review Wings of Fire

Review of: Wings of Fire
APJ Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari

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On 30 March, 2016
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Title:  Wings of Fire
[An Autobiography]
Writer:  A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari
Publisher:  Universities Press
Published on:  1 January 1999
Genre:  Autobiography


About the Writer:

Wings of Fire – is written by APJ Abdul Kalam and Arun Tiwari. Arun Tiwari was a colleague of APJ sir and wrote this book while working with him. He wrote this book on the basis of conversations he had with the Missile Man during his spare time from his very busy schedule of work which is 18 hours a day.

He tried to narrate the whole story and character of APJ sir in the book and his message which he wanted to share with his Countrymen. Apart from that, he has been the Director of Cardiovascular Institute in Hyderabad and  he also received the Defense Technology Spin-Off Award for developing the Kalam-Raju stent.


Book Review Wings of Fire:

Wings of  Fire is the autobiography of our Ex-President and the most influential person in India. He is also known as the “Missile Man of India” because India can never reach where it is today in the field of Rocket Science and weapon system without him. He plays an important role in the development of  different missiles like Agni, Prithvi, Aakash, Trishul and Naag.

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He was born in Tamil-Muslim family in Rameshwaram and his father was a boat owner and imam at a local mosque. Abdul Kalam was the youngest child in his family though he had to work hard in his childhood.

He gets up early before sunrise and used to go to distribute Newspapers  during the time of World War II and after that he goes to school and in the evening he goes to sell tamarind seeds at the mosque streets and the whole sum he got after selling all seeds is One anna.

The book describes the whole story of his struggles in his childhood and after that in his profession. The author narrated all the tiny problems they had faced while working on their different projects.

This book also shows the mindsets of people at that time. As I very much like the teachings which were given by his father on Religion and National equality even after he is not so educated.

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was our 11nth president who had won the president election with huge numbers of votes from both Ruling and opposition parties.

On 27, July 2015 he was in Shillong to deliver a lecture at IIM Shillong and after five minutes into his lecture he collapsed due to sudden Cardiac arrest and left us with his vision and inspiration to make India no. 1 in Science and technology.

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Favourite Quotes:

“Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.”
“We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness.”


Why should Read:

This book will motivate you and help you to achieve your goal of life. If you love Science and especially Rocket Science then this book is definitely for  you because no one can teach better than him.

The detailed information you get in this book I don’t think you can get that  from  any other of your textbooks. And If wants to chase your Dreams live your dreams then this book will teach you how to dream and how to fulfil your dream.

Truly this book will generate power inside you which pushes you  to do more Hard-work then you can and Be What You Want to Be.


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  1. It helped me a lot by the way I think it is short n sweet so that we can’t be bored not like other book review s thanks a lot for this amazing book review

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