Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam also called A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India. He was a great scientist and played a vital role in many ambitious projects, earning him the title of “Missile Man of India”. He was the man of simple living and higher thinking. He was keen on encouraging students to take active participation in science and technology. He was a great writer and poet. He had authored many books mostly in the field of science, technology and inspirational. His Ideologies and thoughts are the guiding force for the younger generations.
Ten Lines on A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
1) He had born on 15 October 1931.
2) Kalam had sold newspapers to supplement his family’s income.
3) He accomplished Aeronautical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology in 1960.
4) His childhood dream was of becoming a fighter pilot.
5) He joined the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as a scientist after graduation.
6) He joined the Indian Space research Organization (ISRO) in 1969.
7) Kalam Sir served as the Project Director of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle III (PSLV III).
8) His dexterity in space science made him popular as 'Missile Man of India'.
9) He was the 11th President of the Republic of India.
10) He took his last breath on 27th July 2015.
1) The complete name of Sir APJ Abdul Kalam is Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.
2) He had born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.
3) He was a very hard-working student since his childhood.
4) He had done outstanding work on the ballistic missile technology and launch vehicle systems.
5) He played a pivotal role in Pokhran II, India’s nuclear test at Pokhran in 1998.
6) He also played a key role in the development of the Agni missile system for Indian Defense.
7) He penned down his autobiography named ‘Wings of Fire’ in the year 1999.
8) He became the President of India by the unanimous support of ruling as well as of opposition party.
9) He was the prestigious Bharat Ratna awardee in the year 1997.
10) A.P.J Abdul Kalam was famous as the People’s President.
1) APJ Abdul Kalam remained a strict vegetarian throughout his life.
2) The thirst for knowledge was the driving force behind the success of Kalam.
3) As a child, Mr. Kalam used to study till late night in kerosene light to make his dreams come true.
4) Despite being a non-Hindu, he had memorized Bhagwat Gita by heart.
5) He served as the Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.
6) He got Bharat Ratna for his contribution to the Indian defense technology.
7) In 2002, Kalam was 2nd in Outlook India’s poll on the greatest Indian after B.R. Ambedkar.
8) In his lifetime Kalam had received seven honorary doctorates from forty universities.
9) His birthday on 15th October is Youth Renaissance Day in Tamilnadu.
10) Several educational institutions and awards have used the name Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to pay him the respect.
1) Uttar Pradesh Government has renamed the technical university as APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University.
2) Mr. Kalam had spent nearly four decades of his life as a scientist and science administrator.
3) His father Jainulabdeen was an Imam of a local mosque and owned a boat.
4) During his childhood Kalam showed keen interest in mathematics.
5) He narrowly missed becoming a fighter pilot as he stood 9th for eight vacancies in the Indian Air Force.
6) Dr. Kalam also worked with renowned space scientist Vikram Sarabhai.
7) Kalam developed a coronary stent with cardiologist Soma Raju, which was named “Kalam Raju stent”.
8) He won the 2002 Presidential elections with an electoral vote of 9, 22,884.
9) APJ Abdul Kalam swore as the 11th President of the Republic of India on 25th July 2002.
10) Mr. Kalam wrote many popular books based on the science and power of youth.
He will remain an inspiration for the millions for ages to come. Abdul Kalam has proved the world that the poorest of persons can reach the highest of Office by determination, hard work and by holding onto the moral values and ethics. He died due to cardiac arrest on 27th July 2015 delivering a lecture at IIM, Shillong.
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
Ans. Some famous books of Abdul Kalam are Wings of Fire, India 2020, Ignited Minds, Inspiring Thoughts, etc.
Ans. Dr. Kalam was awarded with “Bharat Ratna” in 1997, Padma Bhushan in1981, Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and Von Braun award in 2013 for his huge contribution.