Remembering APJ Abdul kalam / APJ Abdul kalam missile man/Death of APJ Abdul Kalam/who is APJ Abdul KAlam

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Remembering APJ Abdul kalam / APJ Abdul kalam missile man/Death of APJ Abdul Kalam/who is APJ Abdul KAlam
Remembering APJ Abdul kalam / APJ Abdul kalam missile man/Death of APJ Abdul Kalam/who is APJ Abdul KAlam

.Death of APJ Abdul Kalam/who is APJ Abdul KAlam

On this day in 2015, former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam passed away, and the nation is commemorating the ‘Missile Man’ of India’s 8th death anniversary today.

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, the former president of India, was buried after going missing on July 27, 2015, when he suffered a heart attack while giving a speech at IIM, Shillong. He is widely remembered by the nation for all of his accomplishments in the field of science, particularly space and missiles. He is affectionately known as the “Missile Man.” Dr. Abdul Kalam made a significant contribution to the development of the Agni and Prithvi missiles as well as the Pokhran II nuclear tests, in addition to his role as India’s 11th President. Here are some facts about Dr. Kalam’s life as India commemorates his passing on the sixth anniversary with his Avichal Prasadan.


.The reason why he was called the ‘Missile Man’ of the nation

Dr. Abdul Kalam was an Indian aerospace scientist and was responsible for the development and operation of the Agni and Prithvi missiles during his tenure. He was conferred the title of ‘Missile Man’ because of the phenomenal developments he made in access to ballistic missiles and launch vehicle technology. He also played a key organizational, technical, and political role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear tests, one of India’s first nuclear tests, in 1998. That’s why people know him as ‘Missile Man’.

.Had several honorary doctorates

APJ Abdul Kalam has earned 7 doctorates from 48 universities in India and overseas over the course of 83 years. For his services as an ISRO and DRDO fellow and as a scientific advisor to the government, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1981 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1990 by the government. Finally, Kalam received the Von Braun Prize from the National Space Society, “a space To recognize excellence in project management and leadership,” in addition to the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor, in 1997 for his contribution to modernizing scientific research and defense technology in India.

Remembering APJ Abdul kalam
Remembering APJ Abdul kalam

.The Autobiography That Had a Huge Impact

In 1999, his book “Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam” was released. It provided a full account of his valiant life, struggles, courage, fortitude, and smile that ultimately drove him to become the head of Indian Space Research and take the initiative in nuclear and missile programs. Since the autobiography’s initial publication in English, it has been translated into 13 other languages and published in those languages as well as in Chinese, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Marathi, and Gujarati. In addition to this, his life has been the subject of six biographies.

.Children president

He was given the gift of children’s eyes because of his strong bond with and affection for kids. When he interacted with the Kalam youngsters, his love for the kids was so powerful that he not only gladly offered them his time and gave them inspiring talks, but he also listened to their ideas carefully. Many young people of his era recall his showing up at their science fair or sports day to encourage young brains. When he was unable to take the kids to an exhibition due of his deputy’s job, the outgoing president once even deceived one of his colleagues.

.Indias first becholer president was vegetarian

The first scientist and bachelor to serve as president of India was APJ Abdul Kalam. He was never wed. He was a vegetarian and did not consume meat.

The former president of India was born in Tamil Nadu to a low-income Muslim household; his father owned a boat and served as a mosque imam. Dr. Kalam experienced difficulties as a child, but he never gave up. To support his family, he used to work as a wage laborer peddling newspapers. The family had to work menial jobs to survive and faced losing their property.

Mr. Kalam has gone a long way from being turned down as a pilot to being the 11th President of India. He had lost the chance to join the Indian Air Force as a pilot. Despite being ninth on the list, he was only in need of eight unfilled places. The top 8 candidates were ultimately chosen, but the person who went on to become President was able to establish a reputation as a revered figure in science.

Outside of the Indian Administrative Service, he was a university professor who made significant contributions to the fields of engineering and national security science.

He did everything for him out of love. On July 27, 2015, Dr. Kalam passed away from a cardiac condition after falling while giving a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. Death had swallowed him just as he was dedicating his vast knowledge and expertise to helping future generations. He nevertheless continues to live on in Indians’ hearts.


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