Wings of Fire written by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam is an inspirational story which can inspire a simplest man to achieve anything in life, who can become a scientist, a doctor, or a great man. It ignites fire in a man from inside. It is a well composed novel which revolves around the life of Dr. Kalam himself, a well-known scientist of India. Dr Kalam narrates mostly from his own experiences and has detailed even the smallest incidents of his life.
Wings of Fire is a story of a young nation like India which has high dreams. The dreams of this nation may be apparently seen beyond its scope and resources. With strong determination and hard labour, one can overcome the hurdles and fulfil such dreams. The book is not limited to the personal dreams but is about to do great things for the country.
Wings of Fire is an autobiographical sketch of Dr. Kalam’s own life. The story, however, does not revolve around his life from personal perspective, it comprises the technological and political challenges a country faces to prosper in its aeronautical and space program. It also gives a glimpse of Dr. Kalam’s participative management practices. Interestingly, this story also gives an insight into the lives of Hindus and Muslims of India and their relationships between each other and other communities as well.
The story emphasizes the importance of family, relatives and friends who help to achieve each other’s goals, turning the dreams into reality. It inspires us to become patriotic citizens of our country. This story is an inspiring read for everyone and shows how Dr. Kalam accomplished great success even against severe odds. Thus Wings of Fire is one of the exciting examples of achieving one’s goals, while fulfilling the promise to the mother nation.
When you aspire to achieve something big in your life, many obstacles come your way but you must strive to achieve the dreams.
“To succeed in life and achieve results, you must understand and master three mighty forces — desire, belief, and expectation.”
Wings of Fire is more than just an ordinary autobiography. It is a great Indian dream that was made real by Dr. Kalam.
About the author
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering. He was a great Indian scientist. He played a pivotal organisational, technical, and political role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974. He has contributed immensely to the building of India as he made our country self-reliant in nuclear powers and arms. That’s why he is popularly known as the Missile Man of India.
He also served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He proved to be a very capable president in recent times. He has written several books, many of which are very popular among the readers. Some of the famous titles include India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium, Wings of Fire: An Autobiography, Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India, Mission India, Inspiring Thoughts, Advantage India: From Challenge to Opportunity, My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions among others.