Some interesting facts about Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
Late President APJ Abdul Kalam, who was conferred with ‘Bharat Ratna’, died on this day ’27 July 2015 during his address at IIT Guwahati. Even after leaving the world, his work, his thinking and his whole life is an inspiration for the country. Come, know some very interesting things about the great nation builder of the country:
Dr. Abdul Kalam was someone who wanted to become a pilot but could not become a pilot due to any reason. Then, not giving up, Jeevan showed what he put in front of him by accepting it. He believed that if you want to get anything in your life, then your high spirits will work for you.
Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 in a village in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.
Abdul Kalam’s full name was ‘Abul Pakkir Zainulabedin Abdul Kalam’.
He had five brothers and five sisters in his family and his father rented a boat to fishermen and ran the house. His father was not very educated but was a high thinking person. Kalam’s childhood was spent in financial crisis.
Dr. Kalam was very hardworking from the beginning. From the age of just five, he started selling newspapers to support his family.
After reading, he used to collect newspapers by visiting the railway station and bus station of Rameswaram in the morning. After taking the newspaper, Abdul Kalam used to distribute it first by running on the streets of Rameswaram city. This was his first step towards becoming self sufficient in childhood.
Kalam completed his early education at Rameswaram, graduated from St. Joseph’s College and received an aeronautical engineering degree from Madras Institute of Technology.
Even after becoming President in 2002, his doors were always open to the public. Many letters were written by themselves with their own hands.
After taking the oath of the country’s highest office, the 11th President, he raised the head of every scientist of the country with great pride.
Kalam had a special love for students. Seeing this, the United Nations decided to celebrate his birthday as ‘Student Day’.
APJ, known as Missile Man Abdul Kalam is said to be the father of the Indian missile program.
Abdul Kalam is one of the nation builders of India, he is also called People’s President.
His written books are Wings of Fire, India 2020, Ignand Maid, My Journey etc. Abdul Kalam has received his doctorate from 48 universities and institutes.
Abdul Kalam among the few who received all the highest awards in India. Honored with Padma Bhushan in 1981, Padma Vibhushan in 1990, Bharat Ratna in 1997.
While addressing at IIT Guwahati on 27 July 2015, he suffered a cardiac arrest and died the country’s great nation builder.