Important Facts About Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

27th July:

Death Anniversary of our Late President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

💈Nick Name: Missile Man

💈Nationality: Indian

💈Occupation: Engineer, Scientist, Author, Professor, Politician

💈Born: 15-Oct -1931

💈Place of Birth: Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India

💈Died: 27 July 2015

📌He was the 11th president of India and elected against Lakshmi Sehgal in 2002.

📌He was known as the Missile Man of India for his important role in the nation’s civilian space programme and military missile development.

📌A.P.J Abdul Kalam began his career as a scientist at the Aeronautical Development Establishment of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)

📌He had also served as the project director of India’s first Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III) at ISRO.

📌In 1992, he was appointed as the Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister. With the rank of cabinet minister.

📌In 1999, he was appointed as the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.

🎖 Awards and Achievements –

🕹 1981 – Padma Bhushan from GoI (Govt. Of India)

🕹 1990 – Padma Vibhushan from GoI

🕹 1994 & 1995 – Distinguished Fellow and Honorary Fellow by Institute of Directors India and National Academy of Medical Sciences.

🕹 1997 – Bharat Ratna & Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration from INC

🕹 1998 – Veer Savarkar Award from GoI

🕹 2000 – Ramanujan Award from Alwars Research Centre, Chennai

🕹 2007 – honoured with King Charles II medal by the Royal Society, UK and directorate of Science from University of Wolver Hampton, UK

🕹 2008 – Hoover Medal by ASME foundation, USA and Doctor of engg by Nanyang Tech University, Singapore

🕹 2009 – International Von Karman Wings Award by California Inst. Of tech, USA

🕹2011 – Doctor of Engg by university of Waterloo

IEEE honoured with IEEE Honorary Membership

🕹 2012 – Doctor of Laws by Simon Fraser University

🕹 2013 – Von Braun Award by the National Space Society

🕹 2014 – Doctor of Science by the Edinburgh University, UK


🕊 Dr. Kalam was the recipient of honorary doctorates from 40 Universities.

🕊 Dr. Kalam’s 79th birthday was recognised as World Student’s Day by UN.

🕊 Tamil Nadu State Govt. Observe 15th October as “Youth Renaissance Day” tribute to APJ Kalam and instituted Dr. APJ kalam award constituting an 8gm gold medal, a certificate and Rs 5,00,000.

🕊 On 84th Anniversary of Kaplan’s birthday Mr Narendra Modi released Postal Stamps commemorating Kalam at DRDO bhawan, New Delhi.

🕊 International Space Station named a new bacterium as Solibacilus Kalami to honor Mr Kalam.

🕊 Wheeler Island named after APJ Kalam.

Inspiring Books by Mr Kalam

📖 INDIA 2020: A vision of the new Millennium

📖 Wings of fire: Autobiography

📖 Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India

📖 The Luminous Sparks

📖 Mission India

📖 Inspiring thoughts

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