What is the summary of the first and second parts of ‘Wings of Fire’?

In the beginning, we see young Kalam in the rural fishing village of Rameswaram. His family, friends and teachers and the myriad experiences of the young child is painted for us. You would love to look at the old black and white photographs capturing the essence of those days.

His schooling in Rameswaram and his studying aeronautical engineering in Chennai at the Madras Institute of Technology, Chromepet come in detail.

As a young Muslim boy, Kalam grew up in Rameswaram which is predominantly a temple town. But he enjoyed celebrating the different festivals and the religious harmony around him.

In the next part we see him as a man of science and innovation. He got his first job in the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

After working four years in DRDO, he joined ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization). Here Dr. Kalam could interact with many bright minds of science; Professor Vikram Sarabhai, Dr. Wernher von Braun and Professor Satish Dhawan.

We then look into a detailed explanation of his defence and space projects. We read about his tenure as the Project Director of SLV-III, India’s first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle. If you are a science-crazy child, then you will love going through the minute scientific details and acronyms presented here. We also look at how Dr. Kalam interacts with common people inside the organization and outside.

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