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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam: The Missile Man.

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You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

A dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep.

If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.

By A.P.J Abdul Kalam

A.P. J. Abdul Kalam: the missile man of India.

Former President of India Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam is also known as missile man.


Born: - He was born on October 15, 1931, on an island called Rameshwaram in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. His full name is Avul Pakir Jainulabedin Abdul Kalam. His father's name is Jainulabiddin and his mother's name is Ashiamma.

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Education:- Kalam's education began at a primary school in Rameshwaram. His high school education started at Schwartz Higher Secondary School in Ramapuram city.

In 1950, he went to St. Joseph's College in Tiruchirapalli to study intermediate. After completing his bachelor's degree in science, he enrolled in the Madras Institute of Technology in 1954 to study engineering.

Career:- His career started in 1958 he got a job in the Directorate of Technical Development and Production, Ministry of Defense, India. The post was a senior scientific assistant.

He joined the Space Research Center in 1962.

He was credited with the launch of the Rohini satellite on July 18, 1980.

In 1982, he started working on India's missile development project. He launched the Agni or Prithvi missile under an integrated guided missile development scheme.

He was appointed scientific adviser to the Defense Minister in 1992 and was also appointed director of the D. R. D. O.

Award:- The Government of India awarded him with the Padma Bhushan in 1981 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1990 for his work with ISRO and DRDO and his role as a scientific advisor to the Government. In 1997, Kalam received India's highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna, for his contribution to the scientific research and modernization of defense technology in India.

As a President:- This great scientist A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was elected as the 11th president of India in 2002 with the support of both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the then-opposition Indian National Congress. Widely referred to as the "People's President",

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