Before his term as the President of India, he worked as an Aerospace Engineer with DRDO and ISRO.
Most of us don’t know that Dr. Kalam is an incredible writer and has written many inspirational books. They are-Wings of fire [His autobiography], 2020- A Vision for the New Millennium, Envisioning an Empowered Nation, Ignited Minds, My Journey, Developments in fluid mechanics and Space Technology, The luminous sparks, The Life Tree, Mission India, Children ask Kalam, Guiding Souls, Indomitable Spirit and Inspiring Thoughts. These books are treasure for every Indians.
In 2003 and in 2006 he was nominated for the MTV Youth Icon of the Year award.
He used to distribute newspapers after school hours in order to contribute to his father’s income.
Mr.Kalam’s father was not formally educated and was into the boat building business, he used to ferry people between Dhanuskodi and his hometown of, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.
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