Strong Roots Summary WB Board Class 12 English

Strong Roots Summary WB Board Class 12 English

Strong Roots

APJ Abdul Kalam

Author name:- Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen  Abdul Kalam
Born: – 1931
Death:- 2015

About author:- Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen  Abdul Kalam was one of the pioneers of aerospace engineering in India. For a major part of his life he worked as a scientist in Indian space programmes. Some of his famous work are India 2020, Ignited Minds, Wings of Fire. He was the president of India from 2002 to 2007.

Strong Roots is an extract from Dr. Kalam’s Autobiography Wings of Fire. In this Extract, he talks his childhood in his hometown. Hometown. The piece presents a delightful sketch of the author’s early life and development of his spiritual growth.


Dr. Kalam presents us a pen-picture of his childhood in the island town of Rameshwaram at Tamil Nadu. In a nostalgic vein, he describe the simple life in his household. The author presents a heart warming picture of communal harmony in his native town. he recalls hoe he started developing his spiritual belief and outlook under the influence of his father. The narrative reveals the deep respect the author had for this parents. The affectionate experience of his childhood went into moulding his character and attitude in a later life. While being the architect of the most advanced scientific  programmes in space research, Dr. Kalam remained firm in his spiritual convictions throughout his life.

Updated: March 24, 2020 — 3:05 pm

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