February 9, 2023


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India: Former President and bestselling author APJ Abdul Kalam Dies at 83

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kalamFormer President of India and one of India’s bestselling authors, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, died on Monday evening at a hospital in Meghalaya, where he had gone to deliver a lecture. He was 83.

Known for his visionary ideas grounded in practical experience, Dr Kalam published numerous books including the path-breaking works India 2020, Ignited Minds, Target 3 Billion, Life Tree: Poems, Mission 2020 and Beyond 2020.  Written in straight-forward, accessible language each book shared his passion to help India and Indians dream big, and offered an action plan to help realise these goals. 

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