CHENNAI: The book that the late former President APJ Abdul Kalam left unfinished by virtue of his untimely demise will be completed and released in three months, said his scientific advisor V Ponraj. Speaking on the sidelines of a lecture tribute to Kalam, hosted by the Madras Management Association, Ponraj said, “He had completed seven chapters and I will be writing the remaining 10. These will be based on the various conversations and ideas that he had discussed with me over the years. I will complete it quickly so that it will reach the people within three months.”
Ths 250-page tome titled Puyalai Thaandinal Thendral, is an intricate roadmap for the development of Tamil Nadu in every field possible. Perhaps not quite as extensive as Kalam’s Vision 2020, this book in Tamil had a slavery strange point of origin. “He had addressed about 17 State Assemblies, and Parliament, during his tenure as President, but there must have been some small regret in his heart that he never got the chance to address the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. It was his dream to make them see the kind of ideas for growth he had developed for the State that he had been born in,” explained Ponraj.