“If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
An eminent scientist, a nation’s influential President, an aspiring author, an awardee of a number of reputable awards; Sir. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has served many more roles in his lifetime, yet this powerful man chose simplicity as his way of living. His contributions towards Science and Technology is beyond measureable limits fetching him highly prestigious awards worldwide including Von Braun Award, Bharat Ratna, International von Karman Wings Award, Padma Vibhushan and many more. With so many stars weighing down on his shoulders, Kalam Sir always stayed humble throughout his life. Aside science, his life is celebrated for inspiring the youth around the world through his motivating speeches and books. His words are quoted by many famous people and his quote on dream, “Dream is not what you see in sleep. It is the thing which doesn’t let you sleep.” has become a motto for many thriving youngsters including me and hence led to this portrait, a white crayon drawing on black canvas as an appreciation to this prominent yet down to earth human being.