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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

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Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam

Birth date 15 October 1931.

Birth place Rameswaram,Tamilnadu.

Aerospace EngineerEducation

At Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai.

St. Josephs college, Tiruchirapalli.


Dr. APJ Abdul KalamPresident

Personal life

His personal life was full of struggles and hard work.

Kalam's father was a Muslim, who owned boats which he rented out to local fishermen and was a good friend of Hindu religious leaders and school teachers at Rameswaram.

Abdul Kalam mentions in his biography that to support his studies, he started his career as a newspaper vendor.

Abdul Kalam is the Third President of India to have been honored with a Bharat Ratna before being elected to the highest office.

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


The 5 projects were scheduled to be completed in a time frame of only 10 years and consisted of: Nag: an anti-tank guided missile. Prithvi: surface-to-surface battlefield missile. Akash: a swift, medium-range surface-to-air missile. Trishul : a quick-reaction surface-to-air missile with a shorter range. Agni: an intermediate range ballistic missile,the mightiest.

Major contributions

He helped in the development of Indias first Satellite Launch Vehicle SLV-3, In 1980 which helped India to become the member of Space Club by injecting Rohini, in Earths nearest orbit. 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 and for establishing re-entry technology. He 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.As Chairman, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), he generated the Technology Vision 2020 documents.Dr. Kalam has served as the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, in the rank of Cabinet Minister, from November 1999 to November 2001.Dr. Kalam was also the Chairman, Ex-officio, of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet (SAC-C).

Political views

Kalam served as the 11th President of India, succeeding K. R. Narayanan. He won the 2002 presidential election with an electoral vote of 922,884, surpassing 107,366 votes won by Lakshmi Sahgal. He served from 25 July 2002 to 25 July 2007.He was known as peoples president when he retired.Kalam's belief in the power of technology to resolve society's problems and his views of these problems as a result of inefficient distribution of resources is modernistic. He also sees science and technology as ideology-free areas and emphasizes the cultivation of scientific temper and entrepreneurial drive. India's business leaders like the founders of Infosys and Wipro supported him. His book "India 2020" strongly advocates an action plan to develop India into a knowledge superpower and into a developed nation by the year 2020.Kalam is credited with the view that India ought to take a more assertive stance in international relations.He regards his work on India's nuclear weapons program as a way to assert India's place as a future superpower.

Year of award or honourName of award or honourAwarding organisation2014Doctor of ScienceEdinburgh University2012Doctor of Laws Simon Fraser University2011IEEE Honorary MembershipIEEE2010Doctor of EngineeringUniversity of Waterloo2009Honorary DoctorateOakland University2009Hoover MedalASME Foundation, USA2009International von Krmn Wings AwardCalifornia Institute of Technology, USA2008Doctor of Engineering Nanyang Technological University, Singapore2007King Charles II MedalRoyal Society, U.K2007Honorary Doctorate of ScienceUniversity of Wolverhampton, U.K[2000Ramanujan AwardAwards Research Centre, Chennai1998Veer Savarkar AwardGovernment of India1997Indira Gandhi Award for National IntegrationIndian National Congress1997Bharat RatnaGovernment of India1990Padma VibhushanGovernment of India1981Padma BhushanGovernment of India

Books by Dr. Kalam

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam personality traits


Faith in God and his parents

Hard Working


Possess Perseverance

Passionate for the work


Highly spiritual

Loving and caring

Positive thinker

interesting things about Abdul Kalam

He begins his day by reading from the Bhagwad Gita.

He works for about 18 hours each day.

He plays the 'Rudra Veena'.

He took leave from work just twice, when his parents died.

He is a self-confessed Ram Bhakt

Learning from the story

Must try to follow the ASK principle.

Must have a passion to do the work that you are in.

Be a visionary.

Must have certain rational principles in life which one should always abide by.

Be down to earth.






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