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"DR. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam"
The Missile Man
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Full Name: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
: A.P.J Abdul Kalam
: 15th October 1931
Place of birth
: Jainulabdeen marakayar, a boat owner : Ashiamma
Born in Middle class family. * Mother tongue is Tamil.
* Family relates to Muslim religion.
* Favourite past times: Reading Hindu holly books, writing poems in Tamil, playing Veena.
Financial position of his family was not strong to support.. * Completed his secondary education at Schwartz School. * Completed his B.Sc. Degree at St Joseph’s College.
* Diploma with a specialization of Aeronautical engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology.
• After completing diploma, he joined in
• He puts his entire efforts for the
development of India’s space rocket technology. India.
• He is popularly known as the “Missile Man” of
• In India he is highly respected as a scientist
and as an engineer.
Failed in launching SLV – III for
the first time.
He owned the responsibility for
the failure of project.
But finally he achieved success
in the next time.
He took oath as president of India on
July, 25th 2002.
He is the 11th President of India. He was popularly known as the “People's
He gracefully turned away from his offices on
24th July 2007.
U.N.O declared Abdul kalam’s birthday as “ world students day ”
* Well versatile person. * Well recognized by the world. * Role model, Mentor. * Follows: strict personal discipline, Vegetarianism, Teetotalism, Celibacy.
Born on 15th October 1931 at Rameswaram, in Tamil Nadu. Father-Jainulabdeen, Mother-Ashiamma. Specialized in Aero Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology. He initially worked in DRDO in 1958 and then joined ISRO in 1963. Dr Kalam has made significant contribution to Indian satellite and launch vehicles of ISRO and also in the missile programmer of DRDO. As project Director, SLV-III, India's first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle, he helped inject Rohini satellite in the near earth orbit. He was responsible for the evolution of ISRO's launch vehicles programmer and configurations. He rejoined DRDO in 1982 and conceived the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programmer (IGMDP) for indigenous missiles.
He loves Tamil poetry.
Written poems in Tamil.
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam
by A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari. India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Y.S. Rajan. India-my-dream by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Envisioning an Empowered Nation: Technology for Societal Transformation by A.P.J.Abdul Kalam.
“Dream, dream and dream… and convert these into thoughts and later into actions."
Vision 2020 for Passenger Aircraft Evolution of India Vision 2020 National Missions and opportunities Integrated actions for development Regional development leads to the best Ambience In The Nation 2007 Economic development: Transforming India into a developed nation Growth Competitive Index Global Human Resource cadre National Prosperity Index
Possible Ambience in 2020
Distinctive Profile of India 2020
Five minds for the future Value to Science
Science as a Life time mission
Science is Borderless: Converting challenges into opportunities Scientific Magnanimity Teaching is a life time mission
“Lets all join our hands together to achieve kalam’s dream towards nation”.