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Philanthropic work of Okhla-based resident’s family documented in book written on Kalam

The People’s President is a book on APJ Abdul Kalam written by SM Khan and published by Bloomsbury. The book was launched at Jamia on January 13.

Plasma CEO Rizwan Khan, who was also present at the book launch, told OKHLATIMES.COM that he was happy to see the release of the book. “What surprised my was during my interaction with the author SM Khan I was told about the mention about a charity house run by my father. SM Khan even showed me the page where he mentioned about it. In page number 74 in the very second paragraph it is mention: ‘He also met inmates of the Gaya Muslim Orphanage at Cherki, about fifteen kilometers from Gaya town…’

“I remember as a child the Late President had visited the orphanage that was looked after my father for a long time,” Khan told OKHLATIMES.COM.

SM Khan, who worked as Press Secretary to the President of India for five years from August 2002 to August 2007, inform readers through his new book about the lesser known facts and stories which went towards making the great Dr. Kalam the People’s President.

Rizwan Khan, has been living in Okhla, is CEO Plasma Coaching Institute based in Okhla. Besides guiding students in the right direction, Rizwan is also an activist.

Remembering his father, Rizwan said his father Dr QH Khan was a doctor, activist and philanthropist always willing to help the needy and marginalised.

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