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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Kiran Bedi shares a photo of late APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘worn-out’ chappals to shed light on his simplicity

It is known that late APJ Abdul Kalam was an incredibly down-to-earth person, and chose to lead a simple life despite having all the privileges at his end. Shedding light on the fact, Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi shared a rare belonging of the former president on Twitter.

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Both PM Modi and APJ Abdul Kalam ‘karma yogis:’ Venkaiah Naidu

“Kalam and Modi are great ‘karma yogis’ (selfless workers) dedicated to the development of the nation,” Naidu said in his welcome address at a function after the inauguration of the memorial of late ‘Missile Man’ Kalam.

Work unitedly to realise A P J Abdul Kalam’s dream of developed India: PM Narendra Modi

Various schemes launched by central government whether it was “Stand up India or Start up India, ‘Amrut’ cities or smart cities or Clean India projects would go a long way in realising Kalam’s dream of “developed India”, he said.

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Odisha formally names Wheeler Island after APJ Abdul Kalam

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tribute to Kalam at a function on the occasion of the former president’s second death anniversary.

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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