A Simple Man and a Real Bharat Ratna! Dr Abdul Kalam Owned Almost None

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.

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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)
2500 books
1 flat (which he has donated)
1 Padmashri
1 Padmabhushan
1 Bharat Ratna
16 doctorates
1 website
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?

1 Comment

  1. Our Late. former president APJ cannot be matched with any person. He lived a down to earth life and never craved for any money or property. This shows his simplicity. This “Missile Man” shall always be remembered for ages together and never shall be forgotten. We may forget to tell our kids when did india get independence, but shall never forget to talk about APJ and narrate this person. His vision was very clear and he dedicated all his life towards better india. Long live APJ and may his soul rest in peace.

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