Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Born on 15th October 1931 at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu Father – Jainulabdeen ; Mother – Ashiamma He had a secured childhood both materially and emotionally. Kalam is a strict disciplarinian, a complete vegetarian and teetotaler Dr. Kalam went to Schwartz High School at Ramanathapuram After completing his BSc from St. Joseph’s college Trichy, he joined the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), for studying Aeronautical Engineering. From MIT, he went to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at Bangalore as a trainee.
Kalam on Wings of Fire
Dr. Kalam joined the Technical Centre (Civil Aviation) of the DTD&P (Air) as Senior Scientific Assistant on a basic salary of Rs. 250/-. Later, he joined the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). And thus Kalam started his much talked about career in rocket and missile technology. "Missile Man of India" was the Project Director of India's first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III). Kalam played an important role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974.
Fruits of Hard Work
Dr. Kalam is one of the most distinguished scientists of India with the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from 30 universities and institutions. Dr. Kalam has received a host of awards both in India and abroad. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1981, Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and the Bharat Ratna in 1997.
APJ. Abdul Kalam, was the eleventh President of India, serving from 2002 to 2007 During his term as The President, he was popularly known as the People's President, and voted "India's Best President". In India he is highly respected as a scientist and as an engineer. It is very significant that he is the first scientist to occupy the Rashtrapati Bhavan. “He is a man, who has taken unto...
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