Dr. Abdul Kalam is the best choice the country could make today for the most coveted position of the President of India.
The Bharata Ratna awardee Dr. Kalam is known for simple living. He ensured that fruits and gifts he received would be distributed to his drivers and the needy. Once in Bangalore he advised the organisers to hand over the fruits, meant to honour him, to his driver. "It's costly, he may not be able to afford to buy it", he had quipped.
Soon after he was conferred Bharata Ratna, he issued a circular saying he should be spared from all felicitations. He warned officers not to be present at the airport to receive him with garlands.
He preferred to travel in old ambassador car without a beacon light and VIP cap. The pilot vehicles were asked to follow the traffic rules.