Gautam Gambhir bats for APJ Abdul Kalam’s biopic on his 3rd death anniversary
Once, Gambhir and Dhoni were present among others at a school in Tamil Nadu when Kalam went there. Despite the presence of the popular cricketers, it was the late president who was the center of attraction.
Updated - Jul 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, who is known for his patriotic sentiments, on Friday, July 27, paid tributes to former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam on his third death anniversary saying he deserved a biopic. Kalam, a scientist who served as the 11th president of India and was known to be India’s ‘Missile Man’. It was for his key role in developing of India’s missile technology and Pokhran II nuclear tests.
Kalam died on this day while delivering a lecture in an institute in Shillong, Meghalaya. He was 83 and conferred with several state awards, including the Bharat Ratna in 1997. Twitterati supported Gambhir’s idea though there were also mentions of the film ‘I Am Kalam’ about a poor boy’s aspirations. That award-winning film was released in 2011 and was specially screened at Kalam’s residence in Delhi.
“No one deserves a biopic more than this great man Bharat Ratna dr. Abdul Kalam. True inspiration to every Indian,” Gambhir, 36, said in a tweet.
No one deserves a biopic more than this great man Bharat Ratna dr. Abdul Kalam. True inspiration to every Indian.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 27, 2018
India has seen a spate of biopics in recent times being made on a number of luminaries. Recently, biopics were made on a number of former Indian captains including Mohammed Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Very recently, a biopic was made on controversial actor Sanjay Dutt and former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh, it also received a wide applause.
Once, Gambhir and Dhoni were present among others at a school in Tamil Nadu when Kalam went there. Despite the presence of the popular cricketers, it was the late president who won the biggest accolade from young students who met him on that day.
Gautam who played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is for India over a span of 13 years, is never shy of expressing his opinion whenever there is a cross-border terror strike or whenever there is a shocking social incident.