Quotes by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

About A. P. J. Abdul Kalam:

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. A career scientist turned reluctant politician, Kalam 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 program 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 organizational, technical, and political role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974.

Author Bio

  • NameA. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  • Description11th president of India, Scientist, Author
  • AliasesAbdul Kalam; Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam; Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  • BornOctober 15, 1931
  • DiedJuly 27, 2015
  • CountryIndia
  • ProfessionAerospace Engineer; Poet; Engineer; Politician; Scientist
  • AwardsPadma Vibhushan; Padma Bhushan; Bharat Ratna; Canada India Foundation ("CIF") Chanchlani Global Indian Award