A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Name: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul KalamA. P. J
Nick Name: Kalam,Missile man
Born City: Rameswaram(Town in India)
Birth Date: October 15, 1931
Profession : Scientist ,politician,Author,Professor
Height : 5 feet 5 inchs
College/University: Saint Joseph’s College,University of Madras
Degree: Graduated in physics, degree in aeronautical engineering
Died on: 27 July,2015(83 Years)
Father’s Name :Jainulabiddin Marakayar
Mother Name: Ashiamma Jainulabiddin
Brothers :Kasim Mohammed,Mustafa Kamal,Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraikayar
Abdul is author of many books.Here is list of some books.
- India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium
- The Luminous Sparks
- Inspiring Thoughts
- Turning Points: A journey Through Challenges
- Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji
- Wings of Fire: An Autobiography
- You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond
Some Intersting Facts about Abdul Kalam:
A practicing Muslim, daily namaz and fasting during Ramadan were integral part of Kalam’s life.
Kalam was the first bachelor to become the president and occupy Rashtrapati .
Abdul grew up in poverty and distributed newspapers as a young boy.
Abdul Kalam As Scientist:
Dr.Abdul Kalam joined the Defence Research and Development Organization as a scientist in india. In 1969, Dr .Abdul Kalam was transferred to the Indian Space Research Organisation where he was the project director of India’s first Satellite Launch Vehicle .After working for two decades in ISRO( Indian Space Research Organisation ) and mastering launch vehicle technologies, Dr. Kalam took up the responsibility of developing Indigenous Guided Missiles at DRDO as the Chief Executive of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme .Dr. Kalam was the Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development from 1992 to December 1999.
Abdul Kalam As Politician :
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was elected against Lakshmi Sehgal in 2002 and had support from both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress.
Abdul Kalam As Professor :
Abdul Kalam was a visiting professor at several reputed institutions including the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad,the Indian Institute of Management Shillong and the Indian Institute of Management Indore.
- R. K. Pruthi (2002) President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Anmol Publications Pvt Ltd