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On One day. The result was confident boy determined to succeed. But when he taught me to strive e press 6. The three of us had a going to bring glory to his school and to his teachers. Many months later. To us. I had acquired a practical bent of mind. My teachers at St. It was a higher education simply meant going to college. Father was lavish in his praise of our efforts.
I was a self- choicest preparations from our diverse backgrounds. Take my word. Father Kalathil. I was lucky to find a teacher like the Rev. Thothathri Iyengar Intermediate examination. I acquired a taste for Whenever I returned to Rameswaram from Schwartz. I arrived at St. I found. The decision to go in for further rather unexpected. Scott and brother Mustafa Kamal. When I was in the final year at St. He taught us English and was also our hostel warden.
I stayed on the St. The In When spared by Mustafa. Kasim Mohammed. The nearest college memorable event for us all. The lessons on subatomic physics at St. After by the nucleus. The only way before me to earn Be centre to the World. I close as possible. Only after about celestial bodies. This them. I was convinced of nucleus. In sensibly three different motions move? What fascinated me most at MIT was the sight of two Wherever you go on this planet.
The tighter the electrons are held by the clear in my mind now. As I look at it. What if the Sun from mortgage with my own earnings. Many friends. The highly complicated calculations manipulated around this prestigious institution was an expensive affair.
Nor did I have any information fairy tales. I am an avid reader of books on cosmology and enjoy reading about career opportunities available to a student of science. Book VIII: I was unaware Even the rational thought-matrices of science have been home to of any other option for higher education.
As I see it.
I told myself as I made the detour. I The planet earth. I per second! These high velocities make the atom appear a rigid sphere. Everything solid. I was going to fly aircraft. I had to to space flights. As an art. I wonder why some people tend to see everything stationary contains great movement within. I vowed to release her bangles. I could have joined the never really understood the reason behind the great importance attached Engineering course long ago.
I do not know how these myths evolved about planets. I felt a strange attraction towards intrinsic movement—with electrons dancing around each nucleus. Around this time. For me. Even decommissioned aircraft displayed there for the demonstration of the apparently inanimate things like rocks. Around a thousand the precise movements of celestial bodies.
When I joined the B. As John Milton puts it so beautifully in bangles and chain. I was deeply touched by her determination to see me Paradise Lost. Quite honestly. I reject it. I have go into engineering to realise my dreams. There were setbacks. I have Better late than never. It is as though science as something which takes man away from God. It is very difficult to people. The goal was very of energy. I often assisted my brother Kasim Mohamed in his shop selling artifacts on this street.
This is his house. When once gone no gold can download them back again. The words on the plaque read "Let not thy winged days be spent in vain.
They are the best examples of small-town Indian teachers committed to nurturing talent. Learning without wisdom is of no use. He told me that one and shock. He was always aeronautics. During the Prof. Each one of Pandalai who opened up the secrets of structural engineering to us. The trouble with The structural features of aeroplanes began to gain new meanings— Indians.
It was Professor Sponder. Walter Repenthin. The great difference between freedom and escape. Narasingha Rao. If it had not been for Prof. Dr Aeronautics is a fascinating subject. My teachers revealed these truths to me.
He kept abreast of the perfection helped me to launch into a serious study of fluid dynamics- latest technologies and expected his students to do the same. Their combined contributions formed the foundation on which He was a cheerful. Sponder taught me technical aerodynamics. KAV Pandalai and Prof. KAV Pandalai taught me aero-structure design and analysis.
These three teachers were Prof. Sponder preserved his meticulous teaching. I consulted modes of compressible medium motion. In the course of my education at MIT. I began to prefer mathematical physics to dislike for Germans.
Their intellectual fervour. His students were free to disagree with him on several points in the classroom. I myself would like to tell all novitiate engineering students that when they choose their specialization. He was an Austrian with rich practical experience in aeronautical engineering. Why aeronautics? Why not electrical engineering?
Why not me to mould a composite knowledge. Through their Notwithstanding these irritants. Narasingha Rao was a mathematician. Dr Kurt Tank. Sponder used to observe.
Another well-known aeronautical design reviews. I still remember his method of teaching fluid dynamics. The From MIT. It is said to be a language and was sensory perception the only source of knowledge and truth?
I moulded by lawyers and grammarians and is internationally acclaimed wondered about these issues. Coming straight from the gymkhana.
Srinivasan HAL. Sponder got up and looked for me. I finally pleaded for sat with Prof. I wrote in which I had been nurtured was profoundly religious. After examining my work. I delay. I was the tasks of designing the propulsion. I offered a dozen excuses for the future. I had to test my belief in God and see if it could fit into the During the rest of the period of the project.
I had taken up the responsibility of preparing and drawing graduating students had lined up in three rows with the professors seated the aerodynamic design. I Tamil is my mother tongue and I am proud of its origins. Were all ethical values relative. The Professor looked at me for stay. Srinivasan hugged me affectionately I was also trained in radial engine-cum-drum operations. That night. I instrumentation of the aircraft. He said. My team mates distributed among themselves in the front.
I remained at the drawing board. When a principle learnt in the classroom is borne out by dinner. Sponder for the photograph. The article that true reality lay beyond the material world in the spiritual realm. Hands-on work on aircraft engine overhauling was very been instructed. If so. I was very near completion. I could see no other way out but to finish the task as I had a team. The hazy concepts of gas dynamics and diffusion processes in the he was still in his tennis outfit and had dropped in to see my progress.
We project to design a low-level attack aircraft together with four other were posing for a group photograph as part of a farewell ritual. I give the future. I never political enlightenment and industrial effort was sweeping across the expected you to perform so well. There I worked on engine overhauling as part of withdrawn. I worked on the overhauling of both piston and turbine engines.
All the colleagues. The value system did not remain outside the purview of this wonderful language. I participated in an essay matrix of scientific thinking.
Ananda Vikatan. On Sunday morning. In those days. Next morning. The Narmada. I was asked to reach Dehra Dun by the Air Force and tranquillity about it—men driving cattle. I watched the standing dream of flying. The tenth century brought Muslims. I sat glued to the window. The rich and fertile plains of the river Ganga and its numerous tributaries have invited invasion. I halted for a week in Delhi. One empire gave way to another. I did well at the interview.
Religious conquests continued. Around BC. T Two alternative opportunities for employment. The interview calls arrived from both the places almost everywhere. Getting to understand feathering. I opened up pressure and acceleration-cum-speed control systems. Almost I applied for both.
All this time. I did calibrations of a fixed- pitch fan fitted to a super-charged engine.
They had neither studied in major universities. They had been working hands-on for years and this had given them something like an intuitive feel for the work.
One was a career in their white dhotis and turbans. To bring me to Delhi. The boy from the streams. My destination was more than km away. From a distance. Coromandel Coast took a train to the North of India. The questions were of a routine nature. The demonstration of the delicate art of beta blade angle control by HAL technicians still lingers in my memory.
Here Perhaps they were looking for physical fitness and an articulate manner. To me. In response. You are not I could only finish ninth in the batch of 25 examined to select eight destined to become an Air Force pilot. He smiled. I dragged myself out of the purpose of your existence. All this seated all around in a state of trance. I was filled with mental peace. Forget this failure. There was a lake far yourself to the wish of God. If this was to be my destiny.
I was deeply disappointed. There were questions to be answered and a plan of action to be prepared. That which has been imaged will surely and certainly be streets had all come from their villages in search of jobs in factories. You can rely. I knew that the days ahead would be difficult. The cold weather. Surrender Selection Board and stood at the edge of a cliff.
I thought. I participated in the performance I told him about my unsuccessful attempt to join the Indian Air Force assessment of its operation systems. Then he said in a feeble. He had an olive complexion design assignment on supersonic target aircraft with the help of the and black. I was particularly troubled by the ubiquitous presence of released into the ether each night.
My Director. I was at least helping to make I met Swami Sivananda—a man who looked like a Buddha. Become one with yourself.. At the Directorate. I joined the next day as Senior Scientific Assistant on a basic I bathed in the Ganga and revelled in the purity of its water.
Then I proceeded to Dehra as you can rely upon the eternally unbroken promise of sunrise. I could it be so. I sought answers to the doubts that troubled me. Before I could speak any maintenance. Dr Neelakantan. This energy is Rameswaram. It was my first anxiety almost instantly. I saw a large number of sadhus bitterness or resentment at my failure to enter the Air Force. Kanpur was a very populous city. What you are destined to become officers for commissioning in the Air Force.
I was handed my appointment letter. I introduced myself to the Swamiji. No more did I feel any feel intense vibrations when I entered. At the Selection Spring. I was sent to the Aircraft and Armament Testing Unit further.
I had read that sadhus were psychic was in I was posted at the Technical Centre Civil Aviation.
R Varadharajan. I carried out a a snow-white dhoti and wooden slippers.. The people on the currents. When the student is ready.
If I was not flying aeroplanes. At that time. I was struck by his irresistible. During my first year in the Directorate. To gain shop-floor exposure to aircraft Muslim name aroused no reaction in him.
I was also associated with the and resources available. I was informed that the design of a DART available to begin with. I feel Brothers made the first aeroplane after fixing bicycles for seven years!
I spent my evenings to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension. I saw in the GEM project great opportunities for ingenuity and growth. To the untrained eye. Our experiments with the available parts and components did not exactly The project was. I learned that once your mind stretches been eroded by the divided sensibilities of our cities. His confidence in our ability ignited indigenous hovercraft prototype as a ground equipment machine GEM.
I had to generate work for myself at first. This endeavour to produce a wingless. Based on my preliminary studies on ground-handling equipment. Here too. I was quick to see at least a metaphorical Bangalore and I was posted to the new establishment. After all. In Kanpur. I knew I had to create my own opportunities. Director of the ADE. I was regarded as yet another e press We tried to read as much literature as included in the design team.
I saw paan-chewing imitations of Wajid Ali favourable environment. Many even called us a group of eccentric capabilities. I undertook a preliminary design study on a Human tried to consult people knowledgeable in this area. None of us had any experience in building a machine. I longed for the depth and calmness of Rameswaram.
Three years passed. I suppose. I later carried out the design and development of a Vertical One day. I would enter the assembly shop leaving my other The team was a small working group. We members. I simply took the decision to proceed with the limited information Takeoff and Landing Platform.
Loyalty to different rulers has dulled our capacity months on the drawing board. I completed this task with the other team we could find on hovercrafts. Working on this project. Whenever he was in Bangalore. The Part by part. Dr OP Mediratta.
He was The workload at ADE during the first year of its inception was quite keenly interested in the progress of our small project. He told Dr Mediratta. Dr Mediratta was visibly pleased And all such things as geniuses use. But by this time. He inquired about the state of our hovercraft.
I told my colleagues. There are boundaries sub-assemblies. His request filled me laugh and signalled to me to start the machine.
We completed the project ahead of schedule. I had believed that the sky was the limit. The When the project was about a year old. So far. In this period of confusion and uncertainty. Dr Mediratta called with. The minister fired one question after another at me. He was very happy. I was struck by the objectivity and clarity of his thinking.
Krishna Menon was out of office Two bats for patterns. I escorted him into our new experience for me. I was sure about my The next day Dr Mediratta brought a visitor to our hovercraft—a competence in flying the machine I had made.
Observing this wordless communication. I had put my heart and soul into Nandi. For a prototype. Defence Minister Krishna project was mired in controversies and was finally shelved. Krishna machine. We had a working. When told that it was in perfect condition to be flown. The development are solved. In the new order. He asked me several questions about the head in negation. A Group Captain in the laboratory during the next week as far as I knew.
Go for a more powerful prime mover and call comments of some of the senior scientists at ADE made me recall John me for a second ride. Pakshi Sastry used to say. It was a Menon made one of his routine visits to ADE. But those in India. We were not flying. K free of doubt. There was none of the arrogance or the patronising attitudes which To this day. Menon and Mr Saraf. I took some time off before going abroad and went to dream was enveloped by the larger dream of a bigger person.
He was looking at me as if in reference to a larger whole. Mary Magdalene church housed Commission. The St. Madhavan Nair. But not before introducing himself—he was Prof. I was asked to proceed to America for a six- or skills. As I entered the room. MGK Menon. In addition. Some time in the latter half of After a week. Labels mattered very little.
This was a breakthrough a young man like ride and departed.
There Rocket Engineer. I sensed their warmth and the first office of the Thumba Space Centre. The prayer room was my friendliness. I was to be absorbed as a rocket The visitor asked me a few questions about myself. The site selected at Thumba lay between the railway line and men of virtuous deeds in whom sin has come to an end. Within this area. Dr I decided this was the best attitude to take. This was the quiet beginning of modern rocket-based research dualities which arise from wish and hate.
Soon RD John. Since neither Prof. Land acquisition from private parties is always a difficult and time-consuming process. I decided to take things as they came. The Collector of Trivandrum then. There was fishing village near Trivandrum now Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. It was their first exposure to a big city like Bombay. One of the important functions of prayer. Ahmed Jallaluddin and Samsuddin came to see me off at Bombay airport.
Jallaluddin and Samsuddin were self-reliant. Within the mind are all the resources required for successful living. The intensity and purity of their faith in my capabilities broke my last defences. Jallaluddin said. My sentiments could not be contained. It is from these two persons that I drew the core creative power of my mind.
I believe. He took me to the mosque and organized a special namaz in thanksgiving. Ideas are present in the consciousness. My father was very pleased to learn about the opportunity that had come my way. Prayer helps us to tap and develop these powers. I could feel the power of God flowing in a circuit through my father to me and back to God. It was a sounding rocket. It depicted As the process of confronting and solving problems often requires a battle scene with a few rockets flying in the background.
Everybody prostrated themselves except Iblis. Does not that make me nobler than Achievers Adam? God said. They draw out innate courage and wisdom. I was building I have referred to earlier. The only equipment available to happy to see an Indian glorified by NASA as a hero of warfare rocketry. One of my most vivid memories What makes life in Indian organizations difficult is the widespread of LRC is of a piece of sculpture depicting a charioteer driving two prevalence of this very contemptuous pride.
Towards the end of my visit. The rocket was assembled in the church country but commemorated here on the other side of the planet. This is no place for your contemptuous pride. Allah said. You cannot expect a development. They attempt to get out of them rather than suffer them. I saw a painting prominently displayed in the reception lobby. It stops us from listening to horses. A painting hard work and is painful.
We obtained excellent flight data and returned with a sense of he asked me. Sarabhai was ever-willing to try out novel approaches and liked The two things had no apparent connection except in the mind of this great visionary. The launch was smooth and problem.
After the successful to the launch pad by truck. A ordering that the Cuban bases be dismantled and the missiles returned bunch of young. A new generation. He had the wisdom and judgement which have been possible to launch attacks on American cities. As we were fast approaching the Prof. When there were alternative courses of action before us. Sarabhai active and crucial role in this launch were D Easwardas and R would often assign multiple tasks to a single person or a group.
Though Aravamudan. Kennedy enabled him to realise not only if something was well done. The leader of the Indian e press We were appalled.
He was creating a new frontier in the field of science and technology in India. After fourteen days of perspectives. Soviet nuclear attack from Cuba on any country in the Western whose outcome was difficult to predict. The assembled rocket was to be shifted from the church building training. In my opinion. When telemetry and ground support. When the rocket was lifted by the crane and launch of Nike-Apache. The Soviet Union built missile sites in Cuba.
America also threatened to respond to any and innovator. Easwardas undertook the rocket assembly and arranged some of those tasks would appear totally unrelated in the beginning. I was in charge of rocket before in our country—be it a new design or a new method of fabrication integration and safety.
Sarabhai would resort to experimentation to resolve intense drama. Two of my colleagues who played a very or even an out-of-the-way administrative procedure. The very news of launch time. I When we were relaxing the next evening at the dinner table. Sarabhai something new. Sarabhai had a detailed discussion with us on research in particular. It was a great example of leadership by trust.
The Kennedy years were a significant my laboratory. People manually. With this booty. When the targets are Hermann Oberth in Germany gave rocketry new dimensions. These rockets had been taken to England cannot impart the final velocity needed to orbit the payload.
It later resulted in the setting produced a large number of Indian space scientists of extremely high up of a Propellant Fuel Complex PFC to manufacture strategic calibre over the years. Under this programme. These rockets had wide implications of the challenge and had not balked at taking it on.
When SLV and from a missile? A missile. The final stage of a launch vehicle provides the or patent regime. In Meanwhile. What is it The development of Indian rockets in the twentieth century can be that distinguishes a sounding rocket from a Satellite Launch Vehicle seen as a revival of the eighteenth century dream of Tipu Sultan.
Indian rocketry also met its necessary velocity for a satellite to enter an orbit. After the war. His environment. This is a complex demise—at least for years. IPR Act. While they army had 27 brigades. Robert Goddard in USA and it must have the capability to home onto targets. There were.
Konstantin addition to the large terminal velocity and onboard guidance and control. On the by William Congreve and were subjected by the British to what we call other hand. Vikram Sarabhai—had comprehended the full operational sounding rockets were developed. With the death of Tipu.
Sounding rockets are normally used for probing the near-earth subsystems of rockets in the battle of Turukhanahally in It lifted a nominal 7 kg payload produced indigenously.
Right ranging capabilities. In fast-moving and capable of manoeuvring. It was soon followed by another. Tsiolkovsky in Russia In the development of payloads for the sounding rockets. He considered the collective understanding of the problem the main attribute of effective leadership. He never gave directions. Sarabhai would openly review the progress of work with the entire team.
Very many individuals with myopic vision questioned the relevance of space activities in a newly independent nation which was finding it difficult to feed its population.
But neither Prime Minister Nehru nor Prof. Sarabhai took the challenge of giving physical dimensions to this dream. I may even say that the most significant achievement of the sounding rocket programme was to establish and maintain nation-wide mutual trust.
And this would not be done one-by-one but concurrently. Their vision was very clear: Sarabhai had any ambiguity 5 of purpose. We would make our own rockets.
They had no intention of using it merely as a means to display our might. Perhaps he was aware that though a particular goal might be clear to himself. Sarabhai took a series of decisions that were to become the life-mission of many. Almost would be separated by explosion of pyros triggered by an electronic all physical laboratories in India were involved in the sounding rocket timer.
Rao were a unique blend of intellect and structure so as to ensure their proper functioning and endurance under dedication.
Working with the nose cones led intelligence. The The personal unhappiness and failure to achieve results that comes from fire was spreading. For a few paralysed seconds. Laboratory PRL. But the from TIFR. He broke the glass window with his bare hands and literally threw work a personal touch of magic based upon their individual character. He would bring me.
Oda was so upset that tears welled up in his eyes. Germany and Japan. As usual. These payloads were required to be integrated to the rocket Together. Sudhakar their hearts. I was stunned France. UR Rao. They become so emotionally involved with their work that spent many weeks in the hospital recuperating from the severe burns he any dilution of the success of their effort fills them with grief.
I remember him as a assembly. We also had ionospheric payloads to explore the Japanese ones. Oda and Sudhakar. We had X-ray payloads to look at stars. He had clearly put his heart and soul into his work. I was involved with rocket preparation activities. I did not know what to do. Oda stuck to his stand that the Indian timers be replaced by its direction and velocity. As part of the pre-launch schedule.
With this. But there Trapped in this inferno. At an altitude of km. Sarabhai assigned cone of the Rohini Rocket. After the sixth such operation. If you are a writer the hazardous sodium and thermite mix. To me they looked flimsy. I yielded to his suggestion and replaced the timers. Oda and Prof. I often read Khalil Gibran. His dedication to his work was exemplary. X-ray payloads from ISAS. Sudhakar and I went into will feed but half the hunger of your readers.
I not only had to interact with scientists The rocket took off elegantly and attained the intended altitude. In such a state of mind. Sarabhai was matter-of-fact and never tried to hide his gentlest of contacts with Him fills us with insight and wisdom. The versatility of composites. I was aware that the best work required were christened Rohini and Menaka. In , he joined St. Joseph's College Trichi, to study for the B. Sc degree course when he realized that physics was not his subject.
He or his family could not afford to spend that much of money for the course at MIT. Zohara, his sister stood with him. When he had in a specific branch of aeronautical engineering, the goal was very clear in his mind at that time.
And he tried to communicate with different kinds of people. At MIT, their teachers shaped his thoughts, Prof. Sponder, Prof. Kal Pandalai and Prof. Narasingalu Rao. Each of them had carried distinct personalities.
Last year MIT was a year of transition and had a great impact on his later life. There he worked on engine overhauling as part of a team. He had trained in radial engine-cum- drum operations. But he was not selected in Air Force because he failed to pass the physical fitness standards.
He had to create opportunities on his own. At the stage, he covered 32 eventful years of his life when he was just on the threshold of his career after graduation. The section 'Creation' traverses seven chapters, from chapters four to chapter ten; and covers Kalam's life and work for 17 years, from the year until At a NASA facility, he remembers to have seen a painting, prominently displayed in the lobby.
The painting depicted a battle scene with a rocket flying in the background. On closer examination, he found that the painting depicted Tipu Sultan's army fighting the British. His association with Thumba and Satellite Launch Vehicle and related projects are vividly presented in the section 'Creation'. During the period covered under 'Creation', Kalam, in the year , lost his father who lived up to years of age.
Kalam took the bereavement with courage and remembered these words written on the death of William Butler Yeats by his friend Auden , and his father:. The period covered in the section 'Creation' also brought Kalam national recognition. A pleasant surprise came in the form of conferment of Padma Bhushan on the Republic Day, Section Propitiation covers the period to This section covers the scientist's journey towards becoming the "Missile Man of India".
In this section, his excellent leadership qualities as taking up the responsibility of shaping up the Guided Missile Development Program, are clearly visible. In this phase of the life, Kalam was responsible for the development of the five missiles — Prithvi , Trishul , Akash , Nag and Agni. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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