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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  • Name: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  • Born: 10/15/1931
  • Died: 07/27/2015 (83 years old)
  • Profession: Aerospace scientist, Author
  • Website: www.abdulkalam.com

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (/ˈæbdəl kəˈlɑːm/ listen); 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an Indian aerospace scientist and politician who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering. He spent the next four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India’s civilian space programme and military missile development efforts. He thus came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He also played a pivotal organisational, technical, and political role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974.

Birth Name: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam

Awards: Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna, Hoover Medal, NSS Von Braun Award

School: St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli (B.Eng.), Madras Institute of Technology (M.Eng.)

Alias: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam

Birth Place: Rameswaram, Madras Presidency, British India, small|(present-day Tamil Nadu, India)

Death Place: Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Website: www.abdulkalam.com

Source: Wikipedia

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