I am a great admirer of Former President Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and inspired a lot by his book “Wings of Fire” (Wiki). He is one of the few leaders in modern India who is a true role model to young Indians. Previously I had attended one of his talks on the topic of “Bridging the two Indias” in 2006 when he was President of India, so obviously high security and you couldn’t go near him then, still it was a privilege for me to listen to him in person. So few weeks when I planned my New Delhi for this week, I was lucky to get an appointment with Dr.Kalamji in his Rajaji Marg residence for today evening, I was thrilled beyond words.

With Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, Former President of India (6 May 2010)

With Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, Former President of India (6 May 2010)

Today (6th May 2010) evening I went inside his house at the fixed time (@7PM), got to spend few minutes with him, talk to him and take some photographs. I presented him with few titles from LIFCO including LIFCO’s Tamil Peragarathi and he gave me an autographed copy of his book titled “The Family and the Nation”. I am currently in Cloud Nine writing these words.

My earlier posts on Dr.Kalamji are “Birthday Wishes to Hon’ble President”, “The President of India website” and “Government of India to offer Free Broad-band by 2009

APJMJ Sheik Saleem, Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, T.N.C.Venkatarangan (6 May 2010)

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