Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam : A divine soul

A brief Article on Dr. APJ Abdul kalam's passion for music

Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam playing Veena

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam : A divine soul

Dr.Kalam was not just the 'missile man' of India he was a music enthusiast as well

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, fondly called by his fans as the ‘people’s president’ and the ‘missile man’ of India, had a very subtle heart of a music lover. He always cherished the rich heritage and culture of India always tried to uphold high values throughout his life. Music was an integral part of his life and he was an ardent fan of carnatic music. He had great respect and reverence for MS Subbalakshmi Amma and when Subbalakshmi amma died , the then president of Indiaattended her last rites and in his Condolence address, the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, said, MS Subbalakshmi was born in music and during her entire life; she lived in the world of music. And at last, she transformed to become the unmatched music of the God. The furthermost good that Smt. Subbalakshmi has offered to the nation is that using her music as a medium, she has transformed us all into great human beings."

In 2009 while delivering a speech at an IMA forum in Mumbai, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam suggested the young musicians to perform at the mental asylums, Jails and places where the most distressed people are staying. He identified the healing power of music for the physically as well as mentally hurt human beings. Being a fan of carnatic music, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam loved to play veena and he used to spend his spare time playing veena. He was also a strict vegetarian and a person who read Bhagavat Gita evry day. He had a special affinity towards Indian tradition and culture. With his demise, India has not only lost one of the top rated scientists, but also a great humanitarian and an unsurpassed philanthropist. May your soul achieve saayoojya and moksha. May your soul be blessed by all means and may your thoughts inspire us always.



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