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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF DR. APJ ABDUL KALAM. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born to Jainulabdeen Marakayar and. Ashiamma on 15th. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, is also popularly known as the Missile Man. Check out this biography to know about his. PHOTO FEATURE. Dr. APJ ABDUL KALAM: A PEOPLE'S PRESIDENT. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, born on 15th October, in.
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India became a member of Actions The top five books, based on the Conferred the Padma Bhushan. In addition to the above-mentioned books, Kalam wrote a few more visionary and inspirational books for the Indian youth, of Chhotu in the film, received the National namely, Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Film Award for Best Child Artist in Moreover, the heart- Dr. Former President of India.
Died on: July 27 , Shillong, Meghalaya, India. Abdul Kalam was a prominent Indian scientist who served as the 11th President of India from to He made significant contributions to India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in which established him as a national hero. Immensely popular during his term, he earned the moniker of People's President. Identify These Actors. Quick Facts. Jainulabudeen mother: Continue Reading Below.
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Libra Leaders. Abdul Kalam. His father Jainulabudeen was a boat owner while his mother Ashiamma was a housewife. Kalam had four elder siblings. Even though his ancestors had been wealthy traders, the family had lost most of its fortunes by the s and was poverty-stricken by the time Kalam was born.
Even though the family was not financially well-off, the children were raised in an atmosphere filled with love. In one of the books which Kalam wrote decades later, he fondly remembered how his mother would lovingly feed her own quota of food to the children and go hungry herself. He was a good student and always curious to learn more about how things happened. When he was ten years old, one of his teachers, Siva Subramania Iyer, took the students to the seashore and asked them to observe the birds in flight.
After completing his studies at Schwartz Higher Secondary School, he enrolled at Saint Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, graduating in science in Pursuing his childhood dream, he travelled to Madras to study aerospace engineering in Madras Institute of Technology. During his third year, he was assigned a project to design a low-level attack aircraft together with a few other students.
The project was a difficult one and on top of it, their guide gave them a very tight deadline. The young men toiled together, working under immense pressure, and finally managed to achieve the target within the stipulated deadline.
At this juncture, Kalam aspired to become a fighter pilot. However he could not realize this dream. Male Leaders. Indian Leaders. Male Scientists. Libra Scientists.
He also designed a small hovercraft at DRDO. Inspired by this visit, he began working on an expandable rocket project independently at DRDO in Kalam also directed several other projects, including Project Devil, in the s. Project Devil was an early liquid-fueled missile project aimed at producing a short-range surface-to-air missile. The project was not a success in the long-term and was discontinued in the s.
However it led to the later development of the Prithvi missile in the s. May he rest in peace and eternity", Ban wrote in his message. Acrylic paintings about his life are also displayed along with hundreds of portraits depicting the life of the mass leader. There is a statue of Kalam in the entrance showing him playing the Veena.
There are two other smaller statues of the leader in sitting and standing posture. As Kalam recalled: "Every evening, my father A.
Jainulabdeen, an imam, Pakshi Lakshmana Sastry, the head priest of the Ramanathaswamy Hindu temple, and a church priest used to sit with hot tea and discuss the issues concerning the island. Advani concurred that Kalam was "the best exemplar of the Idea of India, one who embodied the best of all the cultural and spiritual traditions that signify India's unity in immense diversity. This was most strikingly evident in the second-to-last book he published, presciently titled Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swami ".
One such incident occurred the day following the terrorist attack on BAPS ' Akshardham, Gandhinagar complex in September ; Pramukh Swami prayed for, and sprinkled holy water upon, the sites of all of the deceased, including the terrorists, demonstrating the view that all human life is sacred. Kalam recalled being moved by Pramukh Swami's equanimity and compassion, citing this incident as one of his motivations for writing Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji. He is the ultimate stage of the spiritual ascent in my life Pramukh Swamiji has put me in a God-synchronous orbit.
No manoeuvres are required any more, as I am placed in my final position in eternity. He regarded his work on India's nuclear weapons programme as a way to assert India's place as a future superpower. These five areas are closely inter-related and if advanced in a coordinated way, will lead to food, economic and national security.
Kalam describes a "transformative moment" in his life when he asked Pramukh Swami , the guru of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sampradaya , how India might realise this five-pronged vision of development.
Pramukh Swami's answer—to add a sixth area developing faith in God and spirituality to overcome the current climate of crime and corruption—became the spiritual vision for the next 15 years Kalam's life, which he describes in his final book, Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji , published just a month before his death. He also supported open source technology over proprietary software , predicting that the use of free software on a large scale would bring the benefits of information technology to more people.
Henceforth, I intend to share with them experiences, helping them to ignite their imagination and preparing them to work for a developed India for which the road map is already available. The Tamil Nadu state government announced that his birthday, 15 October, would be observed across the state as "Youth Renaissance Day;" the state government further instituted the " Dr. The award will be awarded annually on Independence Day, beginning in , to residents of the state with achievements in promoting scientific growth, the humanities or the welfare of students.
Abdul Kalam. An agricultural college at Kishanganj, Bihar, was renamed the "Dr. The state government also announced it would name a proposed science city after Kalam. The first call for applicants was announced on Friday 12 March , for the fellowship which will enable up to 6 Indian PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to work with US host institutions for a period of 6—12 months.