Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
The life Dr. Abdul Kalam is shining example. From a very humble beginning, by his dint of hardwork, he rose to this eminent position and has become the First Citizen of India.
|FAMOUS AS||Former President of India, Scientist|
|ALSO KNOWN AS||Missile Man|
|BORN ON||15 October 1931 AD|
|DIED AT||AGE 83|
|BORN IN||Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu|
|DIED ON||27 July 2015 AD|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Shillong, Meghalaya, India|
|AWARDS||Bharat Ratna (1997)
Padma Vibhushan (1990)
Padma Bhushan (1981)
Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration (1997)
Ramanujan Award (2000)
King Charles II Medal (2007)
Hoover Medal (2008)
International von Kármán Wings Award
- He was born on 15th October 1931 at Dhanushkodi near Rammeswaram in TamilNadu. His full name is Avil Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. His family was not very rich. His father used to rent boats to fishermen to earn his livelihood.
- He was the project Director in ISRO and, his extensive research in the field led to the design, development and test fire of India’s first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV III).
- After spending 19 years in ISRO, he rejoined DRDO in 1982. He devised and developed the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) for missile.
- He was Scientific Adviser to the Defence Ministry from 1992 to 1999. Then he become the chairman of the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council.
- Abdul Kalam very strongly believes that deep scientific knowledge should be inculcated among the younger generation.
- With the aim of igniting the young minds towards technology development, he meets the high school students and interacts with them.
- Abdul Kalam has been conferred Degree of Doctor of Science by about 30 universities and academic institutions.
- He has been awarded many prestigious national awards including Padma Bhushan in 1981, Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1997.
- He is a recipient of the H.K. Firodia Award for Excellence in Science and Technology. He received the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration in 1997.
- He was the eleventh President of the India. Dr. Kalam is a pride of India. He was the first non-politician to be made the President.
- His home town Danushkoti had been engulfed by the sea during the 1966 cyclone. However, Danushkoti had left behind an invaluable treasure. And that is Dr. Abdul Kalam.