Dr APJ Abdul Kalam - the former president who owned almost nothing
Former president APJ Abdul Kalam is no more but his legacy continues to live on.
Rameswaram: Former president APJ Abdul Kalam is no more but his legacy continues to live on.
How simple a man he was can be judged from the fact that he indulged in very few materialistsc pleasures and owned almost none.
As per reports, the 'People's President' did not have any property in his name when he left for the heavenly abode.
Dr Kalam owned precious little, among them his 2,500 books, a wristwatch, six shirts, four trousers, three suits, and a pair of shoes.
Interestingly, the former president did not own a fridge, TV, car or AC.
While Kalam did not live a life of luxury, he neither died in penury. His main source of income was the royalty which he used to receive from the four books he had authored. He also used to get pension.