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Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Essay, Biography, Speech, Article [Missile Man of India]

Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Essay, Biography, Speech, Article [Missile Man]
Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Essay, Biography, Speech, Article [Missile Man]

Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Essay, Biography, Speech, Article [Missile Man]

Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Profile

Abdul Kalam Personal details

Born Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
ஆவுல் பக்கிர் ஜைனுலாபுதீன் அப்துல் கலாம்

15 October 1931
Rameswaram, Ramnad District, Madras Presidency,British India
(now in Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu, India
Died 27 July 2015 (aged 83)
Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Cause of death Cardiac arrest (Stroke)
Nationality Indian
Alma mater St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli
Madras Institute of Technology
Profession Professor
Author
Aerospace scientist
Religion Islam
Awards Bharat Ratna 1997
Padma Vibhushan 1990
Padma Bhushan 1981

Biography of Abdul Kalam

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s full name was Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He was born on 15th October 1931 in Rameswaram, Ramnad district, Madras Presidency, British India and died on 27 July 2015 in Shillong, Meghalaya at the age of 83 years old due to cardiac arrest when he was giving a lecture on the topic “Creating a Livable Planet Earth”. His father’s name was Jainulabdeen Kalam who was an imam of a local mosque and a boat owner. Kalam has three brothers and a sister and Kalam was the youngest of his four brothers and a sister. The ancestors of Kalam were rich at their times and Kalam’s family was also rich and wealthy, therefore his family got a title of “Mara Kalam Iyakkivar” which means wooden boat steerers and the name was then shortened to “Marakier”. But later on due to some reasons the family of Kalam became poor and to supplement his family’s income Kalam started selling newspapers.

Article on Abdul Kalam

In the school times, Kalam was being considered a hard-working child and a child who has a desire to learn even though he did not get good grades and marks. Kalam spent most of his time in studying mathematics. He studied physics and aerospace engineering at St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli and Madras Institute of Technology. Kalam always had a dream of being a fighter pilot but he was not able to fulfil his dreams because he stood ninth position in IAF, whereas only eight positions were available.

Missile Man of India

By profession, he was a professor and taught Information Technology at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, and technology at Banaras Hindu University and Anna University, an author and an Aerospace scientist. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam spent his four precious decades as a science administrator and a scientist at the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and also at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He started his career by designing a small hovercraft. Kalam in 1970s directed two projects named Project Valiant and Project Devil. These projects were disapproved by the Union Cabinet but still, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi provided secret funds for this aerospace project. He was also involved in military missile development efforts and India’s Civilian Space Programme and after the missile development efforts, he was popularly known as “The Missile Man of India” because he was so focused and concentrated on the development of ballistic missile and the launch vehicle technology. When the Pokhran-II nuclear tests were held in 1998 which was the first original nuclear test by India, Abdul Kalam played a very major role as pivotal organizational, political and technological role.

My Favorite President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

With the support of both Bhartiya Janta party as well as the opposition party of Indian National Congress, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was selected as a former president of Indi in the year of 2002. He remained President of India till 2007. After his presidency, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was appointed as the visiting professor at Indian Institute of Management Shillong, Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad and Indian Institute of Management Indore. He was also appointed as professor of Aerospace Engineering at Anna University and chancellor at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was an honourable man and has received various awards such as Bharat Ratna Award in 1997, Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and Padma Bhushan in 1981.

Books Of Abdul Kalam

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam wrote various novels and books. Some of his famous books are India 2020, Wings of Fire, Ignited Minds, Mission India, Inspiring Thoughts, Turning Points, You are Born to Blossom, Advantage India, Forge your Future, Reignited etc.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was an honourable and intelligent person and succeeded in life. One should always follow his paths and make him your ideal.

Abdul Kalam Quotes

Dr Kalam is recognised for his inspirational speeches and relations with the students in India. Some of the most moving and one of my favourite quotes by him are:

“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.”

“We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.”

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Shruti Bhalla

I am a currently a business student and creative personality who can perform any task in any area of life. I have interest in painting, singing and writing.

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