Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Book Review - Pupil's President Kalam

Title: Pupil's President Kalam
Editor: Satyam Roychowdhary
Pages: 315
Price 500.00 INR
Publisher: Bee Publishers


The students’ diligent teacher, the nation’s gifted scientist, the humble ‘People’s President’ - an indefinable name he is. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. A man who dedicated his life and work to the betterment of a nation, and his time and energy to the billions of young minds he wished to ignite. He has left back dreams in everyone, and the undying inspiration to make those dreams come true.
A surfeit of contents has been interwoven to give this book a shape. To read through the pages will mean a journey through his life in entirety. Besides Kalam’s own speeches and quotes, it also contains literary tributes by scientists, academicians and students, the interviews of his family members, and a real-time anecdote of his interment ceremony at Rameswaram.
This isn’t just a tribute, but a world beyond it to be read, explored and discovered.


Great personalities do not die; at least not in the actual sense. They live on in people’s memories and in their deeds. Such is the case with India’s beloved President Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam. He dedicated his entire life for the betterment of the nation and continues to inspire thousands even in his absence just through his visions. His contribution to nuclear science earned him the nick name, ‘Missile Man of India’. He was part of several committees and headed many.
‘Pupil’s President Kalam,’ edited by Satyam Roychowdhary is a compilation of Kalam's own speeches and quotes; literary tributes by scientists, academicians and students; the interviews of his family members; and a real-time anecdote of his interment ceremony at Rameswaram. It is a richly detailed look at Kalam’s contributions and triumphs.
From being a newspaper delivery boy to a career scientist turned reluctant politician, Kalam’s life is an assortment of his dreams and fulfillment of the same. A deluge of information in the shape of this book provides a glimpse into the simple yet richly lived life of a man whom the world mourned at his demise. Written in simple language, the book is a storehouse of information and a must read for every Indian. Kalam saw a lot of promise in the young and the inexperienced. Reading this book would be like paying a small homage to his views and ideals.
‘Pupil’s President Kalam’ is an engrossing portrait that reveals Kalam’s unstoppable passion and remarkable achievements and is a kind of tribute to the great soul.

About the editor

Satyam Roychowdhury is a man of assorted interests. He is the co-founder and currently the Managing Director of Techno India Group the largest educational conglomerate in Eastern India. He is a prominent member and an active participant of the Art and Cultural milieu of Bengal. He has contributed to the society in multifaceted ways with his unstinted support and persistent patronage. He is one of the top educationalists of the country, but he is voracious reader by passion and a writer by ardour. He has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and he draws inspiration from great minds by imbibing their philosophies.
Roychowdhury is a tireless traveler on the path of creativity, and his journey has come a long way. His “For You” tribute series commenced with Tagore, got enriched with Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after that, and the latest on has been a literary offering to Thakur Sri Ramakrishna. He owns many other titles to his credit, and his books have time and again inspired hundreds of young minds. He is a firm believer in hard work and sacrifice, and he thinks there is a spark in everyone to create a miracle.

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