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Kalam’s unfinished lecture to appear in new book

Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.  

The lecture, which Dr. Kalam couldn’t finish before collapsing while talking to students in IIM-Shillong could soon be part of a new book.

‘Creating a Liveable Planet Earth’ was not only the topic of a lecture, which he had just begun to deliver before the management students on Monday evening, but was also the subject of a book, which he could not finish in his lifetime.

“We were working hard to make it into a book. The idea had been there with him for a long time and he had even written almost half of it. Now we are planning to compile it into a book form with whatever he had written,” Dr. Kalam’s close aide Srijan Pal Singh said.

“We will make that lecture public for sure,” Mr. Singh said.

“The only problem is that he had not signed agreement with any publisher on this book. So we have to figure out a way on how to get his unpublished work in print,” Mr. Singh said.

Based on topics related to sustainable development, the book is based on managing damages to the earth’s ecosystem amidst mankind’s quest for development and industrialisation.

Another book titled, Advantage India, was completed recently by Dr. Kalam. Co-authored with Mr. Singh, the book is due for release later this year.

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