July’27, 2016, New Delhi: On the death anniversary of 11th President of India (From 2002-2007) and magnificent scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, whole country mourned for him. Kalam, died last year, due to a massive cardiac arrest during a lecture at IIM, Shillong. With the title of “People’s President,” he was the first scientist to become the President of India. He was immensely famous among children and is honored as the “Missile Man”.
Early Life and his childhood:
Kalam was born in a Tamil Muslim family on 15 October, 1931. As he belonged to a poor family, in the early days of his childhood he helped his family by selling newspapers. He was the Fighter Pilot aspirant, but eventually he joined Defence Research and Development Organization, and later became the part of ISRO.
Achievements of APJ Abdul Kalam
Awards honoured to Dr kalam:
Hoover Medal (2009)
Indira Gandhi Awards for National Integration (1997)
IEEE Honorary Membership (2011)
King Charles II Label (2007)
Veer Savarkar Award (1998)
Ramanujan Award (2000)
International Von Karman Wings Award (2009)
Dr Kalam holds the Doctorate from 40 universities. UN recognized his birth anniversary as “World’s students Day” and was nominated for the MTV Youth icon of the year in 2003 and 2006. He was the man who portrayed ‘science as his religion.’
Famous Sayings by Abdul Kalam: