Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam will and always remain undoubtedly the most inspiring personality of our great nation. APJ Kalam came from a very humble background and was born on 15th October 1931. Since childhood Kalam Saab was very hard working and in order financially help the household started selling newspaper at the young age of 5-year-old. He was studious kid, who was fascinated by physics and mathematics. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s College, Trichurapally in 1954. Post that he enrolled at the Madras Institute of Technology in 1955.
Kalam Saab played a crucial role in the in the development of India’s missile and nuclear weapons programs. Hi journey with DRDO’s Aeronautical Development Establishment commenced in 1960. He cherished Dr. Vikram Sarabhai as his mentor and looked upto him for advice and support. Under his guidance Satellite Launch Vehicles and was shifted to ISRO. He was known as the ‘Missile Man’ of India due to his continued, successful work with ballistic missiles and launch vehicle technology. Under his leadership Kalam saab also played crucial role the nuclear capabilities of India. The Pokhran -2 nuclear tests (in 1998) were successful thanks to his organizational and technical support.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India and his tenure was from 2002 to 2007. He was known as “the People’s President” because of his humble and down-to-earth attitude. Post his term got over Kalam returned to a life of teaching, writing, and public service. He received several prestigious awards, such as the prestigious Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan for his contributions to ISRO and DRDO, as well as for his role as a scientific advisor to the Government of India.
On his last day, he was delivering a speech at IIM, Shillong to hundreds of students when he suffered a cardiac arrest. It was his passion for spreading knowledge and inspiring the young minds. He has left behind a legacy and his words, inspire and motivate even today. One of his most cherished books by fans are autobiography, Wings of Fire. The book gives an insight into his childhood, his personal life and career; it has been translated into 13 languages such as French and Chinese. Besides ‘Wings of Fire he has written 25 books and some of them being ‘Ignited Minds’, ‘Turning Points’, India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium, The Life Tree and many others.
The Nation remembers former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on his death anniversary today. The netizens took to social media to remember and pay homage to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam by using these hashtags, #BharatRatna , #apjabdulkalam, and #MissileMan.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Teacher, Scientist, Scholar, President, Bharat Ratna and A Proud Indian who kept country above all. His ideas & life is a mesmerising & inspiring case study for our youth. Tribute & Salute to Commander in Chief HibiscusClapping hands signJai Hind Flag of India. #apjabdulkalam
Missile Man, People’s President, Guiding Soul, True Indian. Dr Kalam you meant so much to so many. Tributes to the great man on his 5th death anniversary #APJAbdulKalam
Humble tributes to the #MissileManofIndia, the people’s President, Bharat Ratna Dr. #APJAbdulKalam ji on his death anniversary.
His tremendous contributions to furthering India’s scientific endeavours will always be remembered.
Tributes to Former President & Missile Man of India, Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, on his death anniversary. A beacon of inspiration for youth, the world fondly remembers his passion for science & teaching. His ideas will continue to ignite our minds for years to come.
My tribute to the former President of India, great teacher and eminent scientist “Bharat Ratna” Dr. #APJAbdulKalam Ji on his death anniversary.
Tributes to Former President & Missile Man of India, Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, on his death anniversary. His ideas will continue to inspire generations to come. #apjabdulkalam
Tributes to the great Teacher, Missile Man, former President & Bharat Ratna Sh APJ Abdul Kalam ji, on his 5th Death Anniversary. The people’s President will always be remembered for inspiring generations of young Indians to dream big & work hard to achieve it.