BANGALORE: APJ is in love, deep in love. This is a Sunday surprise. At 80, the Missile Man has not only admitted to it but has even posted a video with his ‘love’ on his FB page and penned a poem.
It was on Valentine’s Day — Kalam made up his mind and leaked the news to the world. He first posted a photo on FB, standing next to his apple of his eye. He was calm and had some looks of a man in “love”. Those following him world-over were thrilled, even prompting this correspondent to quiz him: “Dr Kalam, what’s through your mind.” No reply came.
But he sprang a surprise with a poem two weeks later. This time, he chose to go the digital way. When Express sought the lyrics of the poem, Kalam responded instantly. And, some of the lines randomly read: “With a music of honey bee intoxicated; A surprise and a miracle; At no time experienced disappointment; Your soul wants us to blossom; Oh Kalam!”
Sources say his love really blossomed while he was the First Citizen of India. They said Kalam was seen ‘dating’ at Mughal Gardens, not once, many times. “What mattered to Kalam was the fragrance and charm that reflected the inner beauty and not the external looks. He was very thrilled every time he was at the Mughal Gardens,” a close aide of his said.
What’s making him open his heart? To let the world know what is in his mind.
On his FB page (www.facebook.com/OfficialKalam), the ‘Like This’ fans crossed the 2-lakh mark on Saturday, probably due to his revelations about his latest ‘love’. There’s nothing wrong to fall in love at 80. After all, roses are harmless. Only, keep away from the thorns.