Late Shree Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was a true patriot & a simplified human being.Early from his childhood he shown the qualities of hardworking,keen desire to learn & very importantly a selfless human.He was a person who lived for his country & its people for their advancement in the field of Science.
A young led who sold newspapers early in the morning to support the financial problems of the family,become the well known scientist of the country. Despite of many hardships & hurdles in his childhood, he had a strong desire to do study.After Graduating in Science & Post Graduating in Aeronautical Engineering he joined Defence Research & Development Office as a Scientist. After sometime he joined ISRO which brought revolution in Space Technology in Indian History.He made a significant contribution as a Project Director to develop & deploy India’s first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) in the near Earth orbit & made India an exclusive member of Space Club. His research,development & leadership qualities brought him great laurels & prestige which forced the government to initiate an advanced missile programme under his directorship. After working for two decades in ISRO ,he took the responsibility of developing Indigenous Guided Missiles at DRDO. He was appointed as the Chief Executive for the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme project.Under his supervision varied missiles such as Agni,an intermediate range ballistic missile , Prithvi were developed.For this reason he become popular as Missile Man.He was also a part of Pokhran-2 nuclear test in which he played an intensive technological role.He was also a politician who played an important role in designing the policies,strategies & missions for many development application.Apart from all this he was great writer who published many books such as Wings of Fire,India 2020,Ignited Minds,Guiding Souls & many more, which have been translated into many languages.His personality not only spread to India but also to the whole World.
He was awarded Padma Bhushan,Padma Vibhushan & the highest civilian award of India – Bharat Ratna.He possesses honour of receiving honorary doctorates from 48 universities from India & abroad.He become the 11th President of India to serve the country.His achievements are countless & extraordinary.His death made a deep impact on various sectors,but he will always be remembered as a selfless person & his inspiration will motivate to the next generation. He was great soul which India & the whole world will miss.A great salute to late shree Dr.A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.