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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam


Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam President

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam father, Jainulabudeen was a boat owner and imam of a local mosque and his mother Ashiamma was a housewife.

Kalam was the youngest of four brothers and one sister in his familyEarly Life

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He completed his education at the Schwartz Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram. He graduated in physics in 1954 from Saint Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli.In 1955 to study aerospace engineering in Madras Institute of Technology.


Indian space research organization (I.S.R.O)Defense research and development organization ( D.R.D.O. ) Work At

Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III)Project Devil and Project ValiantPolar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and SLV-III projectsAgni and PrithviInvention

Presidency25 July 2002 to 25 July 2007Kalam served as the 11th President of India. Won an electoral vote of 922,884,. He known as People's President.He was also the first scientist and the first bachelor to occupy Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Kalam along with Vladimir Putin and Manmohan Singh during his presidency

AdwardsYearName of awardAwarding organization1981Padma BhushanGovernment of India1990Padma VibhushanGovernment of India1994Distinguished FellowInstitute of Directors (India)1997Bharat RatnaGovernment of India1997Indira Gandhi Award for National IntegrationIndian National Congress1998Veer Savarkar AwardGovernment of India2000Ramanujan AwardAlwars Research Centre, Chennai2007Honorary Doctorate of ScienceUniversity of Wolverhampton, UK2007Honorary Doctorate of Science and TechnologyCarnegie Mellon University2007King Charles II MedalRoyal Society, UK2008Doctor of Engineering (Honoris Causa)Nanyang Technological University, Singapore2008Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa)Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh2009Honorary DoctorateOakland University2009Hoover MedalASME Foundation, USA2009International von Krmn Wings AwardCalifornia Institute of Technology, USA2010Doctor of EngineeringUniversity of Waterloo2011IEEE Honorary MembershipIEEE2012Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa)Simon Fraser University2013Von Braun AwardNational Space Society2014Doctor of ScienceEdinburgh University,UK

Receiving Bharat Ratna

Receiving Doctor of Engineering

Receiving Hoover Medal

Kalam's writings

To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.

Thank You..!

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