Wings of Fire
An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
This book explores the incredible rise of Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, from the son of a boat-owner in Tamil Nadu to chief of the country's defence research and development program. It delves into his personal and professional struggles, highlighting his dedication to innovation and dynamism in seemingly stagnant research establishments. Featuring the stories of India's most famous missiles, such as the Agni and Prithvi, this book also showcases the nation's fight for technological self-sufficiency and defensive autonomy.
First Published in 1999