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A “People’s President” Passes Away

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘missile man’ who came to be known as ‘People’s President’ died on Monday after he collapsed during a lecture at the IIM Shillong.

Here are Abdul Kalam’s ten inspiring quotes:

“Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”

“All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.”

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough”.

“Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.”

“If you want to shine like a sun. First burn like a sun.”

“It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.”

“All of us do not have equal talent. But , all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”

“Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.”

“Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.”

“Without your involvement you can’t succeed. With your involvement you can’t fail.“

Books written by APJ Abdul Kalam

Kalam wrote 12 books in total and he was also fond of writing songs and poetry.

Wings of Fire
An Autobiography: APJ Abdul Kalam With Arun Tiwari

2020 – A Vision for the New Millenium
APJ Abdul Kalam With YS Rajan

Envisioning an Empowered Nation
Technology for Societal Transformation: APJ Abdul Kalam With A Sivathanu Pillai

Ignited Minds
Unleashing The Power Within India: APJ Abdul Kalam

My Journey
APJ Abdul Kalam

Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology
R Narasimha and APJ Abdul Kalam

The Luminous Sparks
A biography in verse and colours: APJ Abdul Kalam

The Life Tree
Poems: APJ Abdul Kalam
Painting illustrations by Manav Gupta

Mission India
A Vision for Indian Youth: APJ Abdul Kalam with YS Rajan

Children Ask Kalam
Children and APJ Abdul Kalam

Guiding Souls
Dialogues on the Purpose of life: APJ Abdul Kalam with Arun K Tiwari

Inspiring Thoughts
by APJ Abdul Kalam

[Courtesy: indianexpress.com and ibnlive.com]

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