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Shivalingam translated four books of Dr.Abdul Kalam

Shivalingam translated four books of Dr.Abdul Kalam

M. Shivalingam has translated 4 books of Dr. A. P. J. Kalam in Tamil.

The translated books of Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s Autobiography, ‘Wings of Fire’ as ‘Agni Siragugal’ that is a record breaker with a selling of over 10 Lakh copies. Other three books penned by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam namely ‘Ignited Minds’, ‘Envisioning an Empowered Nation’, ‘Guiding Souls’ were translated as ‘Ezhuchi Deepangal’, ‘Udhayamagiradhu Valimai Padaitha Bharatham’ and ‘En Vanin Gnyana Chudargal’ .

He said that the book ‘Ezhuchi Deepangal’ gained me the Best Translator Award in the year 2004 by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Shivalingam said that first he approached the Gandhi Kannadhasan (Publisher of Kannadasan Pathipaggam, T.Nagar) for rights of Tamil translation of Kalam’s Wings of Fire. After repeated effort from the publisher, rights obtained and it tooks for him 4 months for translation work, he added.

He said that he met Dr. Kalam after publishing ‘‘Agni Siragugal’ the one and half year at a book release function held in Chennai and later he got opportunity met few times regarding various programs.

He authored ‘Vizhi Velvi’, a biography of Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy, an internationally acclaimed ophthalmologist and recipient of the Padmashri Award who founded the world renowned ‘Aravind Eye Care System’ in Tamil Nadu. This book carried a forward from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and was released by him.
tamil books abdul kalam Shivalingam have translated over 20 books from English to Tamil that had a wide reach among the literary groups and the public - ‘I too had a dream’, An autobiography of the father of White Revolution, Verghese Kurien as ‘Enakkum Oru Kanavu ’, - autoBiography of Mrinal Sen, Bengali Film Maker – ‘Always Being Born’ as ‘Indru Pudhidhai Pirandhen’ and - Helen Keller’s Autobiography ‘My Story’ as ‘En Kadhai’

Shivalingam began is carrier as journalist in Dinamalar Daily at Coimbatore, Erode Edition (1983-86), served in various media it includes Sub Editor in Dinamani (1987) , India Today (Tamil, 1992-94) and Jaya Tv network (2006-13). Shivalingam journalist He is also contributing columns in daily newspapers and weekly magazines.
Shivalingam is conducting motivation and personality classes in the rural and urban areas school students in the past several years. He is a resident of C-22, Dhanapalakhmi Apartments, 11/8, Lake View Road, West Mambalam. He can be contacted in phone 9941804274 or e-mail: [email protected]

31.07.2015. 14:12


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