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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam


About the Legend

Full name :Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul KalamVisit on the Planet:15th Oct 1931,at Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram District,Tamil Nadu Father:Jainulabdeen Marakayar,a boat ownerMother:AshiammaHas three siblings

Rameshwaram,TamilnaduBirth Place



Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam isPresident

EducationPrimary education was from Rameshwaram elementary school.Later he settled in schwartz, Ramanathapuram where he was highly inspired by his teacher IYADURAI SOLOMON,who told to master three forces desire,belief and expectation.In 1950 he joined St Joseph college at Tiruchirapalli to do B.Sc.He joined DMIT in Aeronautical Engineering at MIT,Madas(1954-1957)In 1958,after passing as a graduate,aeronautical engineer,he joined Hindustan Aeronautical Limited(HAL),Bangalore as a trainee.

Personal lifeAbdul kalam personal life was full of struggles and hard . Kalam's father was a devout Muslim, who owned boats which he rented out to local fishermen Kalam started his career as a newspaper vendor.On Wednesday April 29, 2009, Abdul kalam became the first Asian to be bestowed the Hoover Medal, America's top engineering prize, for his outstanding contribution to public service.Abdul Kalam was the Third President of India to have been honoured with a Bharat Ratna before being elected to the highest office, the others being Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan and Zakir Hussain .

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

In DRDO Kalam designed a new missile AgniInvention

Major Contributions

He helped in the development of Indias first Satellite Launch Vehicle SLV-3, in1980 which helped India to become the member of Space Club by injecting Rohini, in Earths nearest orbit. As the Project Director, he was heavily involved in the development of India's first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III). In 1982, as Director of DRDO, Kalam was entrusted with the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme(IGMDP), India's most successful military research task to date. The programme constituted of 5 major projects for meeting the requirements of the defence services.The 5 projects were scheduled to be completed in a time frame of only 10 years and consisted of: (1) Nag - an anti-tank guided missile (2) Prithvi - a surface-to-surface battlefield missile (3) Akash - a swift, medium-range surface-to-air missile (4) Trishul - a quick-reaction surface-to-air missile with a shorter range (5) Agni - an intermediate range ballistic missile, the mightiest .

ContHe played a pivotal organizational, technical and political role in Indias Pokhran-II Nuclear test in 1998.He served as a principal scientific adviser to the Defense Minister and later Govt of India (1999-2001) and was responsible for evolving policies, strategies and missions for many development applications.Dr. Kalam was also the Chairman, Ex-officio, of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet (SAC-C).As Chairman, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), he generated the Technology Vision 2020 documents.

Achievements Apart from being a notable scientist and engineer, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam served as the 11th President of India from the period 2002 to 2007. Before Kalam, there have been only two presidents - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Zakir Hussain - to have received the Bharat Ratna before being appointed to the highest office in India. He is a man of vision and also referred to as the Missile Man of India. People loved and respected Dr APJ Abdul Kalam so much that he was popularly called the People's President. He was the first scientist who became president of India.

ContdIn the year 1981, the Government of India presented him the nation's highest civilian honor, the Padma BhushanThe Padma Vibhushan in 1990 Bharat Ratna in 1997. He received honorary doctorates from about 30 universities globally.

AwardsYearName of awardAwarding organization2012Doctor of LawsSimon Fraser University2011IEEE Honorary MembershipIEEE2010Doctor of EngineeringUniversity of waterloo2009Hoover medalASME Foundation, USA2009International von Karman Wings AwardCalifornia institute of technology2008Doctor of engineeringNanyang technological university, Singapore2007Honorary doctor of scienceUniversity of Wolverhampton, U.K

Books by Dr. Kalam

BooksWings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam . Scientist to President by Abdul A.P.J. Kalam; Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam; India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium by A.P.J. Abdul KalamIndia-my-dream by A.P.J. Abdul KalamEnvisioning an Empowered Nation: Technology for Societal Transformation by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam; Guiding Souls: Dialogues on the Purpose of Life Children Ask Kalam by A.P.J Abdul Kalam; Indomitable Spirit by A.P.J Abdul Kalam

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