6 Autobiographies Of Famous Indian Personalities

Karunyaa Dhanavathini R
May 15, 2019   •  41 views

Life of a famous person is exhaustive and demanding at every stage. Criticisms become a part of their journey to fame. Being one among the famous personalities fetches its own price of their public and private life. Like every common person, their life is also a mix of smooth and bumpy path.

To exhibit the facts about their own lives, few famous people have chose to publish autobiographies. It is a source to let others know the holistic circumstances in their life. 6 personal favorite empowering autobiographies of famous Indian personalities are:

1.Wings of Fire by A P J Abdul Kalam

Dr.A P J Abdul Kalam penned this autobiography along with Arun Tiwari and published in 1999. Hailing from Rameswaram of Tamil Nadu, Dr.Kalam became the President of India through composite intelligence. His book covers his early life, education, endeavors, tough times and chances which made him the lead Indian scientist for space and nuclear research.

Be active! Take on responsibility! Work for the things you believe in. If you do not, you are surrendering your fate to others.

2.Playing it my way by Sachin Tendulkar

The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar started his innings very early in life. His paramount success after dropping out of school is still a motivational reference for budding talents. He wrote his autobiography in 2014 to depict his early life and 24 years into international cricket.

People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.

3.Unbreakable by M.C.Mary Kom

Born to the landless agricultural parents of Manipur, Mary Kom's boundless struggle to overcome stereotypes of striving in boxing was remarkable. Establishing her national stand in numerous boxing championships and all the way to winning Olympics medal was a story to be shared. In 2013 she published her autobiography to let the world know her passion for boxing.

Because I realize that the hardships I faced in my formative years are the foundation of my strength.

4.Ace Against Odds by Sania Mirza

In 2016 Sania Mirza released her autobiography which she wrote with Imran Mirza and Shivani Gupta. 6 times Grand-Slam champion started playing tennis at the age of 16. She put the nation first before her international rankings. It made her the most vicious player to go against all odds. Her early life coiled with public pressure, politics, emotional trauma are part of her book.

It is not enough to dream. Back it up with hard work.

5.A Shot at History by Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra became one of the most prestigious Indian sportsmen when he won first ever individual Gold medal in 2008 Olympics. He wrote his autobiography in 2011 along with Rohit Brijnath. It completely focused on the thirst for victory and passion for desire in life. He also mentioned about the experiences of a Olympic contestant.

Money helps you of course but money doesn't make you a champion; something inside and indefinable does.

6.The Test of My Life by Yuvraj Singh

This autobiography by Yuvraj Singh in 2013 is all about his journey from cricket to cancer and back. The first half of the book narrates his cricket life and the hardships he endured to reach the recognized spot in Indian team. In second part he portrays his fight with cancer and his survival.

Take the right advice and act as soon as you can

Even if you are not a voracious reader these autobiographies will fill you with motivation to face the struggles of life. These struggles are few incidents which you can witness to realize there is still hope !



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Karthik Ilangovan  •  33w  •  Reply
Good writeup :)