The Songs of Life is presented with selected poems from my books of poem Life Tree, Luminous Sparks and My Journey, and also some of my new poems. The purpose of this Songs of Life is to celebrate the human life. Inspite of many sufferings all around, God has blessed us with his grace in multiple dimensions of nature smiling at us. Hence, Songs of Life is the Song of every heart and soul in happiness and, in sorrow. The result of the poems should be to cheer our hearts.
A scientist—philosopher came to be known as a protagonist of societal transformation through scientific development and innovation. Before taking over as the eleventh President of India in 2002, Dr. Kalam worked at ISRO and DRDO and as Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. In 1995, Dr. Kalam articulated the vision of India becoming a developed country by 2020. As a visiting Professor to several Universities, Dr. Kalam evinced interest in visiting schools and interacting with young children. He continued this during his Presidency and has met 1 million children so far. Children in m turn responded enthusiastically and sent thousands of letters and e-mails. Recipient of India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, in 1997, Dr. Kalam was recognised as the face of 21st century India. He is also awarded the prestigious King Charles II medal for his contribution for promotion of science. He is author of 9 books. Most of his books have been bestsellers for past many years.