Eulogy to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

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Eulogy from a distant observer:

Former President of India and eminent scientist APJ Abdul Kalam passed away in Shillong on Monday. Kalam collapsed during a speech at the IIM Shillong and was immediately rushed to the nearby Bethany Hospital. Later he was transferred to army Hospital and declared dead. Humble start of life, to make living by distribution of newspapers, did not prevent him to be the man behind indigenous missile/space program of India which earned him a nick name ‘missile man’ in 80’s through 90’s.

Transcending the self:

Dr Kalam was the living example of what is called transcending the self. Continue reading