Dr Kalam was born in Rameswaram on October 15, 1931, to a boatman. He played a pivotal role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998, the first since the test by India in 1974. He was known as Missile Man India for ensuring the success of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). For his achievements, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna, and then he became the 11th President of India in 2002. He was THE BEST and the ONLY president of India who inspired youth. His life itself is a motivational lesson for the modern youth.
We Seriously are going to Miss a Legend of India :( #RIP
APJ Abdl Kalam : Timeline of Important Dates
- 1931 : A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born on 15th October.
- 1954: Graduated from Saint Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli.
- 1955: Enrolled at the Madras Institute of Technology to study aerospace engineering.
- 1960: Joined Aeronautical Development Establishment of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as a chief scientist.
- 1969: Was transferred to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
- 1981 : Honored with Padma Bhushan
- 1990 : Honored with Padma Vibhushan
- 1992-1999: Served as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of Defence Research and Development Organisation.
- 1997 : Honored with Bharat Ratna
- 1997 : Honored with Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
- 2002-2007: Served as the 11th President of India.
- 2015 : Passed Away on 27th July.
Famous Books by Abdul Kalam
- Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology (1988)
- India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium (1998)
- Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (1999)
- Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India (2002)
- The Luminous Sparks (2004)
- Mission India (2005)
- Inspiring Thoughts (2007)
- Indomitable Spirit (2007)
- Envisioning an Empowered Nation (2010)
- You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond (2011)
- Turning Points: A journey through challenges (2012)
- Target 3 Billion (2011)
- My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions (2013)
- A Manifesto for Change: A Sequel to India 2020 (2014)
- Transcendence My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji (2015)