Twitter remembers India’s missile man A P J Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary

Dr. Kalam served as the 11th President of India between 2002 and 2007.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2016 10:16 am
abdul kalam, kalam, dr abdul kalam, dr kalam, apj abdul kalam, abdul kalam birth anniversary, apj abdul kalam birth anniversary Former President of India Late APJ Abdul Kalam. (Source: File Photo)

Today, on the birth anniversary of India’s missile man, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, tributes are pouring in on popular microblogging platform Twitter for the man, the scientist and the president that he was. Dr. Kalam served as the 11th President of India between 2002 and 2007. He worked with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as an aerospace engineer before becoming the President.

His contribution to the field of ballistic missiles and launch vehicle technology earned him the title of ‘India’s missile man.’ Dr. Kalam has also authored many books including an autobiography, Wings of Fire. He was the recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan among many other national and international awards. He passed away on July 27, 2015 at the age of 83 due to cardiac arrest in Shillong while giving a lecture at IIM where he was a visiting professor.

Here’s how many took to Twitter to remember Dr. Kalam on his birth anniversary:

A P J Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931 in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu.