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|Abdul Kalam | |[pic] | |[pic] | |12th President of India | |In office | |July 25, 2002 – July 25, 2007 | |Vice President(s) |Bhairon Singh Shekhawat | |Preceded by |K. R. Narayanan | |Succeeded by |Pratibha Patil | |[pic] | |Born |October 15, 1931 (1931-10-15) (age 76) | | |Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram, Madras Presidency, | |Political party |Not affiliated | |Spouse |Never married | |Religion |Islam |
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (Tamil: அவுல் பகீர் ஜைனுலாப்தீன் அப்துல் கலாம்)(Hindi: अवुल पकिर जैनुलाअबदीन अब्दुल कलाम) born October 15, 1931, Tamil Nadu, India, usually referred to as Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ^) was the twelfth President of India, serving from 2002 to 2007. A notable scientist and engineer, he is often referred to as the Missile Man of India for his work and is considered a progressive mentor, innovator and visionary in India. He is also popularly known as the People's President. His term as president ended on July 25, 2007.
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