Iam one of the fortunate scholars who got an opportunity to meet him at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, in
November 2006. I am a lecturer at the
Dayalbagh Educational Institute,
Dayalbagh, Agra. In my class, I always a
quote sentence of Dr Kalam: ‘Do not
hesitate to ask questions.’ — ranjit Sinha, a citizen of India responded to a reader invite on zara Bol
he was my guide and mentor. We published 20 of his books in Hindi — Agni ki Udaan ( Wings of Fire) and Tejaswi Man (Ignited Minds) — to name a few. In our association of 15 long years he groomed and nurtured me in var-
ious ways. I paid homage to him in Delhi and will attend his funeral in
He is the most humble person ever seen. — a citizen of India from Prabhat Prakashan responded to a reader invite on zara Bol
here’s Dr Kalam at a SLv-III review meeting with Dr Satish Dhawan. after being transferred to Indian Space research organization in 1969, he became the project director of India’s first Satellite Launch vehicle- III, which successfully deployed the rohini satellite in near-earth orbit in July 1980.
Kalam was part of the InCoSPar committee working under vikram Sarabhai, the renowned space scientist.
Iam Navin Gulia, an ex army officer. I received the
National Role Model
award from the per-
son who was The
Model. I would be
glad if my country-
men could dedicate
seven days of hard
work to him. Let us
all pledge to work for
our country and our
people. — navin Gulia
navin Gulia receives the honor from Kalam.
June 8, 2006, President a P J abdul Kalam became the first Indian head of state to fly a fighter plane, when he flew the Sukhoi-30 MKI. Kalam, then 74, revealed that he had always wanted to be an IaF pilot, but was rejected in 1958, after which he became a scientist.