Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, an aerospace scientist by career, was the 11th President of India, succeeding K. R. Narayanan. Kalam handed away on this present day in 2015.
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.
He accomplished education from Schwartz Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram. He graduated with Physics from Saint Joseph’s College. Then he pursued aerospace engineering at Madras Institute of Technology.
In his skilled profession, he was lengthy related to Isro and DRDO. His most important works embody the event of the Indian ballistic missile and launch automobile know-how, that earned him the sobriquet ‘Missiile man of India.’ He performed a central position in a single of India’s most vital nuclear checks, Pokhran-II. For his work in science and politics, he was awarded ‘Bharat Ratna’, India’s highest civilian honour.
He was broadly considered the ‘People’s President’.
While delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong, Kalam collapsed and died from an apparent cardiac arrest on 27 July 2015, aged 83. Thousands, including national-level dignitaries, attended the funeral ceremony held in his hometown of Rameswaram, where he was buried with full state honours.
The former president was a nuclear scientist, writer, poet and educationist, who had excelled in different fields and served the nation till his demise on this day in 2015 at the age of 83.
Kalam was conferred with the Bharat Ratna for his contribution to nuclear science and came to be known as the people’s president.
Kalam was noted for his integrity and his simple lifestyle.He never owned a television, and was in the habit of rising at 6:30 or 7 a.m. and sleeping by 2 a.m. His few personal possessions included his books, his veena, some articles of clothing, a CD player and a laptop; at his death, he left no will, and his possessions went to his eldest brother, who survived him.