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APJ Abdul Kalam: A Look At The Life Journey Of India's Pride

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APJ Abdul Kalam
[caption id="attachment_93489" align="aligncenter" width="700"](Photo: File/AP) (Photo: File/AP)[/caption] Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931. He was an eminent scientist who was known as "Missile Man of India". He became 11th President of India and served from 2002 to 2007.
APJ Abdul Kalam
AJP 1A Kalam was born and raised up in Rameswarama, Tamil Nadu and studied engineering. In his book, Kalam expressed that he wanted to become pilot but became scientist. He served as science administrator at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
APJ Abdul Kalam
[caption id="attachment_93493" align="aligncenter" width="700"](Photo: File/AP) (Photo: File/AP)[/caption] He played an eminent role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974.
APJ Abdul Kalam
[caption id="attachment_93495" align="aligncenter" width="700"](Photo: File/AP) (Photo: File/AP)[/caption] Kalam was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1981 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1990 for his contribution in the filed of science and defence development.
APJ Abdul Kalam
[caption id="attachment_93497" align="aligncenter" width="700"](Photo: File/AP) (Photo: File/AP)[/caption] Kalam was very hard-working student who had great interest in mathematics, but due to bad financial crises he used to distribute newspapers at an early age.
APJ Abdul Kalam
[caption id="attachment_93555" align="aligncenter" width="700"](Photo: File/AP) (Photo: File/AP)[/caption] Kalam wrote a number of books like India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium Wings of Fire: An Autobiography Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India.
APJ Abdul Kalam
[caption id="attachment_93560" align="aligncenter" width="700"](Photo: File) (Photo: File)[/caption] Kalam collapsed while giving a lecture in IIM Shillong. He was taken to the hospital, where he was declared dead by the doctors.

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