Mangaluru: Former president APJ Abdul Kalam is no more but his legacy continues to live on. How simple a man he was can be judged from the fact that he indulged in very few materialistic pleasures and owned almost none. As per reports, the ‘People’s President’ did not have any property in his name when he left for the heavenly abode.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam – the former president who owned almost nothing
Dr Kalam owned precious little, among them his 2,500 books, a wrist watch, six shirts, four trousers, three suits, and a pair of shoes. While Kalam did not live a life of luxury, he neither died in penury. His main source of income was the royalty which he used to receive from the four books he had authored. He also used to get pension.
What a wonderful and patriotic gentleman. The property left behind by Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam was estimated. He owned :
6 pants(2 DRDO uniforms)
4 shirts(2 DRDO uniforms)
3 suits (1 western, 2 Indian)
1 flat (which he has donated)
1 Bharat Ratna
1 twitter account
1 email id
He didn’t have any TV, AC, car, jewellery, shares, land or bank balance. He had even donated the last 8 years’ pension towards the development of his village. He was a real patriot and true Indian..!
India will for ever be grateful to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Is there any politician to compare with him?