A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Official Website
abdulkalam.com/kalam
Birthday1931-10-15
AgeHe is 86 years old
Birth Sign Libra (sept. 23 - oct. 22)
EthnicityTamil
GenderMale
ReligionIslam
His Parents
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam's mother's and father's name are Jainulabiddin Marakayar and Ashiamma Jainulabiddin
Who is A. P. J. Abdul Kalam?
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, studied physics at the St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, and aerospace engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai. Before his term as President, he worked as an Aerospace engineer with Defence Research and Development Organisation and Indian Space Research Organisation. Kalam is popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He 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. Kalam was elected the President of India in 2002, defeating Lakshmi Sahgal, was nominated by Bharatiya Janata Party and supported by opposition Indian National Congress, the major political parties of India.
Education
He went to the following schools
  • Bachelor of Science
Government Positions
  • President - 2002-07-25 - India
Receives Awards
  • Hoover Medal - ASME Foundation, USA
  • International von Kármán Wings Award - California Institute of Technology, U.S.A
  • King Charles II Medal - Royal Society, U.K
  • Ramanujan Award - Alwars Research Centre, Chennai
  • Veer Savarkar Award - Government of India
  • Bharat Ratna - Government of India
  • Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration - Indian National Congress
  • Padma Vibhushan - Government of India
  • Padma Bhushan - Government of India
  • IEEE Honorary Membership - IEEE
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam's Books
  • Wings of Fire
  • Ignited Minds
  • Combating technology control regime
  • The luminous sparks
  • Dynamics of societal transformation
  • The life tree, poems
  • Inspiring thoughts
  • Envisioning an empowered nation
  • Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology
  • Mission India
Films
  • Ek Aadat igupta