World Super Scientist’s – APJ. Abdul Kalam

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The Missile Man – APJ Abdul Kalam Scientist

Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam father’s ambition was to see APJ Abdul Kalam as the collector of a district in Tamil Nadu but when the post of presidentship (first citizen of India, highly respected honour) was conferred on Kalam, the father’s joy knew no bounds, i.e. he was overwhelmed by jubilation.

Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on 15-10-1931 in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, India.

Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam studied in St. Joseph’s College in Tiruchirapalli, did his course of Aeronautical Engineering in the Madras Institute of Technology, underwent training in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore and NASA in U.S.A.

1963 to 1982 He served the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in various capacities. Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam was responsible for sending Rohini satellite into the earth’s orbit using SLV-3.

  • In 1982 Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam became Director, Defence Research Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad.
  • Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam was entrusted with the organization of “Integrated Guided Missiles Development Program (IGMDP).”
  • Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam was responsible for the flight-testing of the missiles – Prithvi, Trishul, Akash, Nag and Agni.
  • In 1992 Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam took charge as scientific adviser to the Defence Minister, Government of India; devised the Arjun Tank.
  • 1999 to 2001 Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.
  • Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam along with Dr. B. Soma Raju, cardiologist designed the “Kalam-Raju Stent”, a device to be placed in coronary arteries, at a comparatively modest price.
  • Wings of Fire (1999), his popular book.

Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam Honours & Awards

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  • Padma Bhushan, 1981
  • D.Sc. {Honoris Causa), Anna University of Technology, 1982.
  • Padma Vibhushan, 1990.
  • Bharat Ratna, 1998.
  • In 2002 he became the President of India.
    Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam leads a simple life – ‘simple living and high thinking.’ He is a boon to our Country/Nation.
    Values are ultimate in life. Truth always triumphs. One should discipline his thoughts, words and deeds.
  • Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam is a true follower of Gandhiji. He says, “Bhagavad Gita Tala Rata

Some of Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam’s Exhortations

  • Low aim is a crime.
  • Strength respects strength.
  • Youth are pillars of the Nation.
  • Change is progress and hence change is the challenge.
  • Get into action and try to excel.
  • Always assess your worth only by the value of your contribution.
  • Nation is bigger then the individual.
  • Spiritual wisdom is our strength.
  • Efforts and endeavour are man’s duty.
  • Use technology for the service of mankind.
    Wakeup, takeup, makeup and that is the way to come up.

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