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Remembering Former President APJ Abdul Kalam: The Missile Man Of India

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| October 15 , 2018 , 10:07 IST

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was an Indian scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He shared his vision for India, addressing youth and old with the same passion which formed his entire life.

India celebrates the birth anniversary of its unbeatable star President on October 15.

Dr. Kalam was born on October 15, 1931 in Tamil Nadu. He studied physics and aerospace engineering, and spent the next four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India's civilian space programme and military missile development efforts. Thus, he was honoured with the title of Missile Man Of India.

Dr. Kalam rallied the intelligentsia and scientists together to realize the ambition of Integrated Guided Missile Programme. For his indomitable spirit and great contributions he was bestowed with honors like Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna and many more.

Despite being awarded with honorary doctorates from over 40 universities and recognized as the MTV youth icon Dr. Kalam led a very simple life. From a papers man to peoples person Abdul Kalam is an inspiration for young students and scientists.

While delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong, Kalam collapsed and died from an apparent cardiac arrest on July 27, 2015.

He inspired millions to dream and to never settle until the dream is realized. We pay our humble tribute to the Missile Man Of India on his birth anniversary. Indeed, India will always be indebted to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in countless ways.

Many political leaders took to their twitter accounts to pay homage to the invincible spirit, Dr. Kalam