Today the nation celebrates 88th birth anniversary of Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, fondly called APJ Abdul Kalam. Called the Missile Man of India, his contribution to the nation as scientist and as a President of the nation is unique and many.
He served as India's President between 2002 and 2007. His simple ways of life made him win people's admiration. He was called as the people's President. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to pay a tribute to the former DRDO chief. He stated that the former President had dreamt a capable and prosperous India in the 21st century. He also praised the great contributions Dr Kalam did to India. Urging people to take inspiration from the Bharat Ratna awardee, he said that Dr. Kalam's life was ever-inspiring. He also shared a video highlighting Dr Kalam's achievements.
Born in 1931 in Rameshwaram, Kalam rose to great heights in the field of science and technology, reshaping India's space program with his futuristic vision. He completed his aeronautic engineering from Madras Institute of Technology in 1958. Following which Kalam rose speedily in India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) producing several successful missile programs earning the moniker 'Missile Man'.
Various events are ebing organised across the State to hnour Kalam's contribution. Special plants saplings are also being undertaken.