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APJ Abdul Kalam death anniversary: ‘Missile Man of India’ to Inspire You to Greatness

APJ Abdul Kalam death anniversary: ‘Missile Man of India’ to Inspire You to Greatness

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Also known as ‘Missile Man of India’) was born on October 15, 1931, at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. On 27th July 2015, he collapsed and passed away due to a cardiac arrest during delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong.

  • In 2002, Dr. Kalam became the 11th President of India and had served till 2007. Mr. Kalam has made a lot of the development of missile projects. He also played an important role in the 1998 Pokhran-II nuclear tests.
  • kalam was also known as ‘People’s President’, and he has inspired people with the philosophy of ‘simple living and high thinking.’

Achievements of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

  • He has written around 2 dozen books such as India 2020, Vision for the new millennium, Mission of India: A Vision of Indian Youth.
  • He was honored with doctorates from 48 universities and institutions from India and abroad.
  • He was awarded Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990), and also received the highest civilian award of India- Bharat Ratna in 1997.
  • Dr. Kalam had served as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the PM and Secretary of the DRDO between 1992 and 1999.
  • Kalam’s autobiography Wings of Fire


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