APJ Abdul Kalam Death Anniversary: Remembering the Missile Man

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Dr. Avul pakir jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on October 15,1931 in Rameswaram, Tamilnadu India.
His journey start as son of a boatman to become one of the India’s most respected scientists and the 11th president of the nation.

In 2002 Dr. Kalam become the 11th president of India and also the first scientists to hold the esteemed position. During his tenure, he focused on creating an inclusive society through his “vision 2020”.
On July 27 2015 tragedy struck when Dr APJ Abdul Kalam breathted his last while delivery lecture at the Indian institute of management in Shillong, Meghalaya after suffering a cardiac arrest. This journey of determination ,Hard work, and Commitment serve as an inspiration for upcoming generation.

Some of his most Notable achievements

Pioneering Work in Missile Technology: 

He was the chief architect of India’s first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III) and also contributed significantly to the development of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and the Agni and Prithvi missiles.

Pokhran-II Nuclear Tests:

Dr. Kalam played a crucial role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear tests conducted in 1998. These tests demonstrated India’s capability in nuclear technology and reaffirmed its stance on global non-proliferation norms.

Vision 2020:

Dr. Kalam had a vision for India to transform into a developed nation by the year 2020. He outlined this vision in his book titled “India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium.”

The major awards received by  Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

•Bharat Ratna (1997)

Padma Bhushan (1981)

•Padma Vibhushan (1990)

•Von Braun Award (1997)

•King Charles II Medal (2007)

•International von Kármán Wings Award (2009)

•Hoover Medal (2009)

•IEEE Honorary Membership (2011)

 Some of his most memorable quotes

“Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts, and thoughts result in action.”

“You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”

“If you want to shine like the sun, first burn like the sun.”

“It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.”

“Small aim is a crime; have great aim.”

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