Well known as the ‘Missile Man of India’, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam or Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on October 15th, 1931 in Tamil Nadu and the day of October 15 is also celebrated as World’s Students Day.
The main reason for being the ‘Missile Man in India’ is his contributions towards the growth of the country and the programs related to India’s Missile and nuclear weapons. APJ Kalam made many new innovations in the sector of science and technology with his passion for the field.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was one of the most celebrated aerospace scientists and former President of India. Dr Abdul Kalam, the former president of India, passed away on July 27, 2015.
Rare photos of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
So today, India is observing the 8th death anniversary of Dr Abdul Kalam and remembers him every year and each time India accomplishes a feat in the area of science, especially space and missiles. In honour of the late former president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, here are some of his rare photos.
1. Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen (APJ) Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931, in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram.
2. A man of simplicity, he dedicated his life to the good of the common man.
3. Kalam was instrumental in laying the foundation of the rocket launch systems at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from the late 1960s to 1982.
4. Dr. Kalam played a pivotal organisational, technical, and political role in Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998.
5. He was the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India 1999-2002.
6. His achievements as a scientist with both, the DRDO and ISRO, are commendable and for his great contribution he was nicknamed India’s ‘Missile Man’.
7. Between the 1970s and 1990s, Kalam made an effort to develop the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and SLV-III projects, both of which proved to be successful.
8. As a young boy, Dr. Kalam sold newspapers to help his family make ends meet.
9. Dr. Kalam was honoured with several prestigious awards including India’s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 1997.
10. Dr. Kalam served as the 11th President of India between 2002 and 2007.
11. Dr. Kalam passed away in 2015 while addressing students at IIM, Shillong.
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