Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India (known as People’s President), a great contributor to the space technology, inspirational speaker, and a lot more.
As many Indians believe, Kalam’s position can’t ever be filled.
Why Abdul Kalam is so popular?. What were the outstanding qualities that transformed him from an ordinary to the extra ordinary personality.
As we sense the loss of one of the most cherished and respected personalities of the nation, here are Six remarkable things that made Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam an extra ordinary man –
1. A very simple background
Born on October 15, 1931, Kalam came from a simple background. He used sell newspapers when he was too young in order to support his family in financial terms.
2. Father of Indian Missile Technology
Dr. Kalam is recognized as the father of Indian Missile Technology and has played an outstanding role in India’s 1998 nuclear weapons tests.
3. The “Missile Man” of India
Dr. Kalam did wonders as an Aerospace Expert with DRDO and ISRO. He was referred to as the “Missile Man” of India. While working as project manager at DRDO, he played a vital role in the progression of India’s first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III).
4. People’s President
He brought in dignity and pride to national politics. He served as India’s 11th President from 2002-2007 and was unquestionably one of the most adored people in politics of the country.
5. Awards and Recognition
Dr. Kalam had received several awards and recognition for his outstanding contribution to scientific research and modernization of defense technology in India. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and also Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the Republic of India.
6. A multi-faceted personality
Dr. Kalam was much more than a political figure. He was a scientist, writer, inspirational speaker and a lot more. He had written several best selling books like Wings of Fire, Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India and India 2020.
He was also a great speaker and had inspired millions of people through his incredible speeches.
Dr. Kalam was a great inspiration to many, especially young minds, and always inspired them to dream big in life.