Apj Abdul Kalam

Avul Pakir Jainelabdeen Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of the country from 2002 and 2007 and is also popularly known as the 'Missile Man' of India. Born in a poor family in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram, Kalam went on to study physics and aerospace engineering and worked with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He also played a role in 1998 Pokhran-II tests under leadership of Atar Bihar Vajpayee. Abdul Kalam was felicitated with a Padma Bhushan in 1981, Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and then received India's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 1997. He is also known for a humble and respectful attitude towards people and was called the 'People's President'. After the end of his tenure as President of the country, he went back to delivering lectures to students and writing. He died after suffering cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at Indian Institute of Management Shillong on July, 27, 2015. He was buried in his hometown Rameswaram with full state honours.
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In tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam, Nasa names new microbe after him

Solibacillus kalamii, the new bug named after APJ Abdul Kalam, could be a key source for chemicals that can help protect against radiation damage.

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Would be great if I get a chance to play APJ Abdul Kalam on screen: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Speaking at the trailer launch of Raman Raghav 2.O, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said, “He (APJ Abdul Kalam) was a great personality and I would be happy if I get a chance to play him on screen.”

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Madras HC restrains party from using name, pictures of late APJ Abdul Kalam

Formation of political party with the name of A P J Abdul Kalam is in breach of such glorious tradition left behind by the former presidents, the judge said.

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Delhi govt to set up Kalam memorial at Dilli Haat

This decision comes months after AAP govt criticized the Centre for allocating Kalam’s official residence at 10, Rajaji Marg to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.

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Museum in Kalam’s memory at Dilli Haat

The belongings of Kalam that Mishra will bring back include his clothes, spectacles, utensils and his notes.

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Knowledge centre to treasure Kalam

The move comes amid the AAP government’s criticism of the Centre’s decision to allot Kalam’s official bungalow to Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.

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Knowledge centre to bring Kalam’s legacy to capital

A team of Delhi government officials will visit Kalam’s house in Rameswaram, following which his belongings will be displayed at Delhi Haat in INA as a “creative presentation of his memories and heritage”.

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Gift books not bouquets to guests: GR to educational institutes

Meanwhile, education officials welcomed the move and promised to follow it for all future visits.

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Kalam was a ‘rashtraratna’ before he became a rashtrapati, says PM Modi

Modi will also be attending the birth anniversary celebrations of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

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Mizoram Assembly pays respects to APJ Abdul Kalam

Mizoram legislators observed a minute of silence today on the first day of the state assembly’s budget session.

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Kalam, the Other

Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma’s remarks on the late president are unacceptable. Government, party must clarify

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Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma speaks: Despite being a Muslim, APJ Abdul Kalam was a nationalist

Mahesh Sharma in a meeting of culture ministers of BJP-ruled states had said: “We will cleanse every area of public discourse that has been westernised and where Indian culture and civilisation needs to be restored.”

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No Sangh role in road renaming, was Pak-origin Muslim’s idea: Organiser

The article said Fatah cited Aurangzeb’s religious bigotry, intolerance, cruelty and inhuman approach.

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Renaming Aurangzeb Road- Kalam dragged into controversy he tried to avoid all his life: Congress

The East Delhi MP had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rename the road in memory of the late President.

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CM cheered renaming of Aurangzeb Road but his party MLA says reconsider

In a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, AAP legislator from Okhla Amanatullah Khan has urged him to instead rename one of the roads named after the British.