Why was This Cheque singed by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Framed and hung to wall

Dr. APJ abdul Kalam

This real life incident happened in 2014 

Mr. Abdul Kalam was attending an event organised by Sowbaghya Enterprises Pvt Ltd (well recognized manufacturer of wet grinders) in Erode, at the conclusion of event Mr. Kalam was gifted with a wet grinder.

Abdul Kalam

Now, though, he wanted one for his house, Mr. Kalam refused to accept it as a gift rather he wrote out a cheque of Rs. 4850 in favour of Sowbhagya Enterprises.

The company & the managing director were very honoured by the gesture and instead of en-cashing the cheque they framed it & kept in their office.

Two months later, they had a call from Mr. Kalam’s office saying that the cheque needs to be deposited soon and if not the grinder would be returned.


Having no other option the company got hold of the photocopy of the cheque and they have sent it for clearance.

A true leader & a man of greatness who inspired thousands of youngsters in India through his simplicity, inspirational speech & hard work.

A humble human being who dedicated his entire life to the country and mankind.

“In simple words Mr. Kalam, is a legend like no other.”

Source: Quora