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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is not less than an inspiration for the people of India. People respected him a lot and used to call him Sir APJ Abdul Kalam. Even a child under the age of 10 knows who APJ Abdul Kalam is. Let's have some additional information about him through some paragraphs of different word limits. I am quite sure that reading about him will fill you with pride and gratification.

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APJ Abdul Kalam has been a very eminent scientist of India. He has also served as the President of India. He was also famous as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. People call him the 'Missile Man of India'. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was a profound believer of 'Simple Living High Thinking'.

Sir Abdul Kalam has faced many difficulties in his life. His childhood was full of struggles and he always dreamt of becoming a fighter pilot. He was firm on his hard work and dedication and he ultimately became a renowned scientist of India. His life is an inspiration for us.


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We are all familiar with the name of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. His full name is Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. Kalam inherited the legacy of honesty and self-discipline from his father. He took the gift of faith in God and compassion from his mother. Sir Abdul Kalam got the 'Padma Bhushan' on the Republic Day in 1981.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam became the President of India on 25 July 2002. He was a great scientist as well as a profound thinker and a good person. Sir Kalam believed that child education is the foundation of society. He wanted education to be available for every child of the nation. Every Indian had proud of him and he still lives in their heart.


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As a scientist and engineer, Sir Abdul Kalam worked on several important projects of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He started working with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) since 1972. He also played an important role in the 1998 Pokhran II nuclear test.

In 1980, he placed the Rohini satellite near the Earth's orbit which made India be a member of the International Club. He had designed the indigenous target penetrating controlled missile (Guided Missiles). He is worldly famous as the ‘Missile Man of India’ for his unprecedented contribution to space science.

The successful testing of 'Agni Missile' and 'Prithvi Missile' was almost impossible without his valuable contributions. Kalam Ji always taught Indian youth to develop their skill and use it for the growth of the nation. For his work in science and public welfare, he got the Bharat Ratna and other prestigious awards of India.

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We are all familiar with the achievements and fame of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as a defence scientist. Because of it, the coalition of N. D. A. government made him the candidate for the post of president of India in 2002. With about 90% vote, he swore as the 11th president of India on 25 July 2002 in Parliament in the presence of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his cabinet of ministers.

Sir Abdul Kalam was a vegetarian and strictly followed discipline throughout his life. Although he did not belong to a political arena, he was politically rich because of his thought of nationalism and his dedication towards public welfare. He has been the first President who has never had any connection with politics or political activities.

In his book 'Turning Points: A Journey through Challenges' Kalam Sir has explained beautifully how he became the president of India. Through this book, he has described many events that occurred before him becoming the president.

This book suggests that he again wanted to be the president of India, but the circumstances didn't allow him to do so. By reading his books, we can easily get an idea of his interest and talent in writing.


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APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 to Jainulabdeen and Ashiamma. His father was a boat owner, and his mother was a homemaker in Tamilnadu. The economic condition of his family was not good, so he started supporting his family financially at an early age.

He graduated from Madras Institute of Technology in 1954 and completed Aerospace Engineering from St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli. After his graduation, he joined the Aeronautical Development Foundation of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as a Chief Scientist. As Project Director-General, he received the credit for making India's first indigenous satellite (SLV III) missile.

It was his ultimate support that made India hold Nuclear power. He became the Scientific Advisor in the Ministry of Defence of India in July 1992. Under his supervision, India conducted its second nuclear test successfully in Pokhran in 1998 and thus included in the list of nuclear-powered nations.

He served as the President of India from 25 July 2002 to 25 July 2007 during which, he became popular among the Indians and got much attention from Indian youth. He became famous as the 'President of People'.

After leaving office, Kalam Ji served as Professor, Chancellor and Assistant in several institutions. On the evening of 27 July 2015, he suffered a severe cardiac arrest and fell unconscious and died 2 hours after this.

Kalam Ji wrote his autobiography in 1999 and the book titled 'The Wings of Fire'. He has written several other books helpful for the people of every generation.