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Abdul Kalam, President of India: The Man Of The Century


Despite the size of the family, the mother still had to prepare the bread. She spent her entire day working at home. She would prepare dinner for the whole family in the evening. The mother would pull fresh bread from the stove as the family huddled around the stove to eat. The mother's focus diverted one day, and the bread fell onto the stove and burned. After taking the bread, the mother decided to keep it for herself. The husband was watching, and he immediately said, "Give this bread to me," the mother replied nervously. "It's burned. I am cooking more for you. Give it to me; I love burnt bread very much, the husband grinned, reaching forward to take the bread from the basket and happily eating it. After the meal, the family rose and retired to sleep. The family's younger son would kiss his father on the forehead before going to bed. Do you like the burnt bread, Dad? He asked as he kissed his father on the forehead that night. Who would prefer burnt bread son? Asked the father with a smile and a pat on the head. The son questioned, "Then why did you tell Mom a lie?" Your mother works all day, the father retorted. She also prepares and serves us fantastic food every day. I've previously consumed hundreds of bread slices made by her hands. Your mother would have eaten the burnt bread today if I hadn't, and I disapprove of that. The boy treasures his early memories of this encounter. He always ate calmly, no matter where he was in life, what he was doing, or what he got to eat. He never complained about the meal in his entire life. Whenever he got to eat, he thought about his mother and father and repeated his father's words. Which boy was he? He was Abdul Kalam, the late President of India. On July 27, Abdul Kalam passed away in Shillong. Age-wise, he was 84. He was the man of the century. This honor was well-deserved by him. On an Indian island, he was born in 1931. The island, known as "Ramesh Varam," is in Tamil Nadu, near Sri Lanka. It is the last Indian town before Sri Lanka. Abdul Kalam was a member of "Ramesh Varam's" poorest Muslim household. The only thing his father owned was a boat. He previously let pilgrims use this boat. The family's means of support was the rent from the boat. While growing up, Abdul Kalam's older brother built a store. Abdul Kalam experienced so many difficulties throughout his adolescence. At three or four, he began to gather tamarind seeds and sell them at a nearby shop. After a full day of work, he would receive just one penny. He also delivered newspapers to people's homes while working in his brother's store. He also worked in the grain market and put much effort into his studies. He was deserving; thus, he received allowances when he was young. Most "Ramesh Varam" residents were Hindus, and there weren't many Muslims at the school either. The teachers who expelled them from the building subjected the Muslim pupils to harsh treatment. Despite this, Abdul Kalam maintained their steadfastness and received Allah's assistance. The teachers began to view him as a fellow human after he reprimanded them. After completing his college degree, he was accepted to the Madras Institute of Technology since he had a particular interest in mathematics. But the family had no money, and the charge was expensive. As Abdul Kalam abandoned the idea of going to college, his older sister suddenly materialized as an angel. For Abdul Kalam to enroll in the university, she sold her gold bracelets and paid her brother's tuition. But, he had to take a position there to receive a fee waiver. He connected with India's nuclear programme after finishing his education. In 1974, Abdul Kalam established India as a nuclear power and launched India's missile programme, earning him the nickname "Missile Man." He worked in various capacities for Congress from 2000 to 2002 before being elected President of India by the BJP. He served as India's President till 2007. Abdul Kalam was a wonderful gentleman. He was very punctual. He started his day at work between 6:30 and 7:30. He checked and responded to all his emails even though he didn't watch TV or had a TV in his home. He laboured all his life and passed away in Shillong while lecturing. While speaking, he had a heart attack, was taken to the hospital, and then left this world by asking, "Funny Guy- Are you doing well?" In his private life, he was honest, sincere, and humble. Only three boxes—which he brought to the President's House—accompanied him when he left. The first Ramadan of Dr Abdul Kalam's presidency occurred after he was elected President. When he saw the guest list, he called the staff and remarked, "All these people are delighted. Their issue is not Iftar. "Why don't we give this money to orphanages?" The employees gave him a surprised glance. The President asked how much money was spent on the Iftar meal. "Two and a half lakh rupees," was the response. Abdul Kalam signed a check of two and a half lakh rupees and ordered to send this money to orphanages. While he was President, he placed orders for blankets, sweaters, bread, and pulses totalling thousands of rupees, and he then donated these items to 28 orphanages in Delhi. He continued to donate the proceeds from the Iftar dinner to orphanages similarly. In May 2006, Dr Abdul Kalam invited his entire family to the President House. Fifty-two individuals, including his 90-year-old brother and a 1-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, came to Delhi due to his offer. These people stayed at the House for eight days. Also, the President sent them to Ajmer Sharif. When his family returned, President Abdul Kalam asked for the cost of their housing, meals, and transportation, which totalled Rs. 352,000. The President paid for each cup of tea by taking this amount out of his account. Although no formal conveyance was hired during this alleged "pilgrimage," his family eventually made their way to Ajmer Sharif. The President arranged a special bus to take the family to Ajmer Sharif. The President took 176 visits during his five years in office, but only seven were international; the remaining 169 were domestic. He visited every state, significant city, and town in the country while serving as President. In addition, he delivered lectures and went to two to three seminars each week. He was a straightforward man, and after his departure, this story must have been brought up by nearly all Indian media, journalists, and television personalities. He oversaw the occasion in his capacity as President. As President, once he delivered a lecture. In the end, a reporter's query popped up, which happened just as he was getting ready to leave. He had left the stage, but he returned, and sat on the ground in a corner of the stage. Immediately, audience members stood to leave, but Abdul Kalam signalled for them to sit back down and addressed the journalist on the floor. The world could not exactly calculate boasting about what a great person he was, as evidenced by his 2011 trip to the United States. Once as he arrived at the New York Airport, the security personnel halted him for a search because he didn't appear to be a VVIP from any viewpoint, based on his attire, mannerisms, or sitting posture. When the American authorities learned about the incident, they became embarrassed and wrote a letter of apology to India for their actions. Several world leaders have demonstrated this conduct in the past and this mistreatment. America merely asked Abdul Kalam for forgiveness. He was the only one to receive this accolade. Like a boat on the water, he has accomplished his trip of power and quietly left the earth. After reading the whole biography of Dr Abdul Kalam, I often ask myself, "Is there anyone like Dr Abdul Kalam in my country of twenty million people? An individual who was the man of the century. A man whose death we will grieve for seven days and whose simplicity, honesty, and dervishes we may vow! Yeah, someone who, upon leaving after living an entire life, smiles and says, "Funny Guy, are you doing well?

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