Friday, Dec 02, 2022

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.


PM Modi, other leaders pay tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam on birth anniversary

October 15, 2022 2:33 pm

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was elected as India’s 11th president from 2002-2007 and died in 2015 while he was delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong at the age of 84.

Hyderabad space startup successfully tests solid fuel engine for its launch vehicle

May 19, 2022 2:53 pm

Skyroot is among the handful of space startups that have already started working on launch vehicles, satellites, and their applications since the space sector was opened up to private players by the current government two years ago.

Tamil Nadu announces statues for freedom fighters, Tagore, Kalam

September 08, 2021 8:02 am

Announcing fresh initiatives for his department in the State Assembly, Information Minister M P Saminathan announced statues for freedom fighters, Kattabomman and the Marudhu brothers in the premises of Gandhi Mandapam here.

Govt enlists AKTU students’ help for inoculation awareness campaign

April 11, 2021 5:20 am

A state government spokesperson said more than three lakh students from institutes affiliated to the APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) had come forward to offer their services.

APJ Abdul Kalam Birth Anniversary: Quotes, thoughts and lesser-known facts about the Missile Man of India

August 13, 2022 10:38 am

APJ Abdul Kalam Birth Anniversary: On the occasion o the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's birth anniversary, here are some interesting facts about him

Netizens pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam on 5th death anniversary

July 27, 2020 12:08 pm

Many shared artworks in tribute and famous quotes by APJ Abdul Kalam, who was also a scientist and author.

APJ Abdul Kalam Birth Anniversary: Inspirational Quotes, Thoughts and Books by ‘Missile Man’

October 15, 2019 12:51 pm

APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes, Thoughts, APJ Abdul Kalam Birth Anniversary: He left his imprints not just on science but also on fields that interested him like philosophy, literature, and language.

World Students' Day: Why do we celebrate it on October 15?

October 15, 2019 5:21 pm

World Students Day 2019: A well-known scientist, Kalam played a pivotal role in the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998 which earned him the title 'Missile Man of India.’

APJ Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary: IIM-Shillong to screen missile man's biopic

October 15, 2018 12:55 pm

The National Geographic film, which is part of the channel's ongoing series 'Mega Icons', narrates significant events from the life of India's 'Missile Man' and gives a "scientific breakdown" of how these events turned him into a revered leader, the institute said in a statement here

APJ Abdul Kalam birth anniversary: 10 facts on Missile Man

January 18, 2019 12:47 pm

Introduce kids to APJ Abdul Kalam and his contributions on the occasion of his birth anniversary.


Remembering India's Missile Man | Rare photos of APJ Abdul Kalam on his death anniversary

July 27, 2022 11:51 am

The Missile Man of India and former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam is remembered for his contribution to science, space and society. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1981 and Bharat Ratna in 1997. He died in Shillong at the age of 83.

Remembering Dr APJ Abdul Kalam: Rare photos of the Missile Man

October 16, 2019 7:29 am

Kalam, a career scientist turned statesman, was the 11th president from 2002 to 2007. He passed away on July 27, 2015, after suffering a cardiac arrest while delivering a speech at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong.

APJ Abdul Kalam's birth anniversary: His journey from being India’s missile man to becoming people’s president

October 16, 2018 8:09 am

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, lovingly known as APJ Abdul Kalam, was the former president of India and is an inspiration for millions across the globe

APJ Abdul Kalam's 86th birth anniversary: His most inspiring quotes

October 15, 2017 10:16 am

Today is the 86th birth anniversary of former president APJ Abdul Kalam who passed away in July in 2015 in Shillong after collapsing during a lecture. Kalam, who has authored several books, loved to spend time with students and engaged in lectures and seminars even during his presidency. PM Narendra Modi said that Indians will fondly remember his passion for teaching and education

Top frames: APJ Abdul Kalam gets tearful adieu; gallows for Yakub Memon

August 01, 2015 8:00 am

The nation declared a weeklong mourning on the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam; Yakub Memon's relatives and neighbours looks out of their house during his funeral.

Abdul Kalam's mortal remains reach in his hometown Rameswaram, funeral tomorrow

July 29, 2015 7:42 pm

The mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam were today brought to his hometown in Rameswaram.

Former president Kalam's mortal remains flown to Rameshwaram from New Delhi

July 29, 2015 1:21 pm

APJ Abdul Kalam, who would have turned 84 in October, died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest during a lecture at the IIM Shillong on Monday

Nation pays homage to APJ Abdul Kalam

July 28, 2015 7:55 pm

APJ Abdul Kalam died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest during a lecture at the IIM Shillong on Monday (July 28).

APJ Abdul Kalam's rare pictures with Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid

July 28, 2015 6:47 pm

Here's a look at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's rare pictures with leading India cricketers.

APJ Abdul Kalam's rare photos from Indian Express archive

July 28, 2015 4:54 pm

Rare pictures of People's President and India's Missle-man, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam from Express archive.


There are many life lessons that APJ Abdul Kalam taught us. Let’s revisit some of them on his death anniversary

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

Call him India’s Missile Man or the People’s President. APJ Abdul Kalam was many things. And during his lifetime, he tried his best to practise what he preached. We look back at some of his quotes on his death anniversary.