How does one compare wrongdoing? Why should an Ajmal Kasab hang if those who killed Rajiv Gandhi don't need to? How is Yakub Memon designated more evil and less capable of redemption than Surendra Koli, the child killer of Nithari?
Dr Kalam walked and talked with the most important people of the land, he had sent satellites into space, and worked on plans to bring about changes in the lives of people in the smallest villages. But to him, even this was important - to reply properly to a schoolboy's query.