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Birth Place Of Kalam

A.P.J.Abdul Kalam was born in a middleclass muslim
family in the island town of Rameswaram in 1931. His
father Jainulabdeen though not formally educated
had innate wisdom and a true generosity of spirit. His
mother, Ashiamma was also a pious and kind lady. In
brief Kalam had a very secure childhood, both
materially and emotionally.
Friends of Kalam
Kalam fondly remembers his
childhood friends- Ramanadha
Sastry,
Aravindan
and
Sivaprakasan. All the three of his
friends belonged to orthodox
Hindu Brahmin families, but still
they had never felt the
differences.
Ramanadha Sastry was the son
of The high priest of the
Rameswaram temple. Later, he
took over the priesthood from
his father. Aravindam went into
the business of arranging
transport for visiting pilgrims
and Sivaprakasan became a
catering contractor for the
Southern Railways.
Shri Sita Rama Kalyanam Ceremony and involvement of Kalam’s
family

During the annual Shri Sita Rama Kalyanam Ceremony , Abdul’s
family used to arrange boats with a special platform for carrying
idols of Lord from the temple to the marriage site, situated in the
middle of the pond near his house.
An Incident of Fifth Standard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BgWg2EAmww
Abdul’s Science Teacher
Abdul kalam has the highest
regard for his science teacher,
Sivasubramania Iyer who was
something of a rebel. He did
his best to break social
barriers so that people from
varying backgrounds could
mingle easily.
Once, he invited him to his
home for a meal. When his
conservative wife refused to
serve food to Kalam in her
kitchen, he was neither
perturbed nor angry with her,
but instead served him with
his own hands and sat beside
him to eat his meals. On his
second visit he found a change in
her attitude. He was greatly
influenced by him.
Leaving Rameswaram

For higher studies after seeking his
father’s permission Abdul Kalam
left Rameswaram and studied at
the district headquartes in
Ramanathapuram.
Reaction of his Parents
“Abdul! I know

you have to go
away to grow.
Does the seagull
not fly across the
sun, alone and
without a nest?”

“Your children are not
your children. They are
the sons and daughters
of Life’s longing for
itself. They come
through you but not
from you….for they
have their own
thoughts.”

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9 my childhood

  • 1. Birth Place Of Kalam A.P.J.Abdul Kalam was born in a middleclass muslim family in the island town of Rameswaram in 1931. His father Jainulabdeen though not formally educated had innate wisdom and a true generosity of spirit. His mother, Ashiamma was also a pious and kind lady. In brief Kalam had a very secure childhood, both materially and emotionally.
  • 2. Friends of Kalam Kalam fondly remembers his childhood friends- Ramanadha Sastry, Aravindan and Sivaprakasan. All the three of his friends belonged to orthodox Hindu Brahmin families, but still they had never felt the differences. Ramanadha Sastry was the son of The high priest of the Rameswaram temple. Later, he took over the priesthood from his father. Aravindam went into the business of arranging transport for visiting pilgrims and Sivaprakasan became a catering contractor for the Southern Railways.
  • 3. Shri Sita Rama Kalyanam Ceremony and involvement of Kalam’s family During the annual Shri Sita Rama Kalyanam Ceremony , Abdul’s family used to arrange boats with a special platform for carrying idols of Lord from the temple to the marriage site, situated in the middle of the pond near his house.
  • 4. An Incident of Fifth Standard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BgWg2EAmww
  • 5. Abdul’s Science Teacher Abdul kalam has the highest regard for his science teacher, Sivasubramania Iyer who was something of a rebel. He did his best to break social barriers so that people from varying backgrounds could mingle easily. Once, he invited him to his home for a meal. When his conservative wife refused to serve food to Kalam in her kitchen, he was neither perturbed nor angry with her, but instead served him with his own hands and sat beside him to eat his meals. On his second visit he found a change in her attitude. He was greatly influenced by him.
  • 6. Leaving Rameswaram For higher studies after seeking his father’s permission Abdul Kalam left Rameswaram and studied at the district headquartes in Ramanathapuram.
  • 7. Reaction of his Parents “Abdul! I know you have to go away to grow. Does the seagull not fly across the sun, alone and without a nest?” “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you….for they have their own thoughts.”