What a sad day for the nation!
I remember ‘Ignited Minds’ was the first of the books I had issued from a library when I had just developed an interest in reading.
Wings of Fire was that book wherein I had cried feeling the spirit of this man.Knowing how people rise in spite of the hurdles in their life. People with the Indomitable spirit!
Then, just when I had erupted inspired after reading his WOF, I had a chance of hearing his speech live, at the 15th Annual Children’s Science Congress! I remember, during those days I was so awed by the humility and the knowledge of this man that almost the entire school knew how much I admired him. Some of my friends also used to call me ‘Baby APJ’ and give me Birthday wishes on 15th October-his birthday.
Just last month, on 20th of June, while I was moving out of the city for a new beginning, I had the chance to see him at the Ahmedabad Airport! All the gloom of leaving the place that was so close to my heart seemed to have vanished for a minute or two.
He has inspired millions of souls and through his books and speeches, he’ll keep on inspiring the generations to come.
RIP APJ Abdul Kalam Sir and Thank you!