As India mourns the loss of one of its most educated scientists and highly qualified statesman. On the evening of July 27, APJ Abdul Kalam has left behind him Legacy of self-confidence and determination that despite its ailing poverty and shortcomings helps India to stand up face to face with the rest of the world powers, be it in terms of Science and technology, development, education or any other field. He died doing what he had been doing throughout his career: sharing knowledge. He spent most of his life at ISRO, but will be remembered for his simplicity, humility and inspiring words.
15 Interesting facts about Abdul Kalam’s life:
- He was born in a Tamil Muslim family in a small district of Tamilnadu thus Kalam’s childhood was neither privileged nor easy.
- In order to support his poor family. Young Kalam used to distribute newspapers after His School was over to help with his father’s earnings.
- Kalam was a very hardworking student and enjoyed spending time on his studies.
- Maths and physics where his favourite subjects and finally he took up aerospace engineering in life.
- His work and interest in aerospace engineering brought him close to India‘s space program and military missile development programmes.
- He worked on the development of Satellite launch vehicle technology and then came to known as the Missile man of India.
- His organizational and Technical Support for Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1988 contributed to the major development of India as a nuclear Nation.
- At ISRO he was the pioneer of India’s first space launch vehicle program.
- APJ Abdul Kalam received Padma Bhushan, Padma vibhushan and the Bharat Ratna awards
- He was given honorary doctorates from over 40 universities.
- A vigorous writer Kalam had written around 15 books on various topics ranging from nuclear physics to his spiritual experience.
- Wings of Fire: an autobiography, his autobiography has published in English and translated into 13 different languages.
Interesting facts about Abdul Kalam’s life
- Besides this there are six additional biographies on his life and work.
- The movie ‘I Am Kalam, directed by nila madhab Madhavan Panda based on Kalam’s life.
- Kalam the 11th President of India after K R Narayanan. Because of his simple and humble attitude, he affectionately called ‘The Peoples president’.
July 27, It is the day when India lost its most beloved politician, scientist and political leader. Sounds weird however yes, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was one in all of the only a few politicians who wanted by every single Indian citizen thanks to his knowledge, his humility and his kindness. At the age of 83, Dr. Kalam suffered a fatal heart attack whereas he was within the middle of a teaching session at Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. His untimely departure has left the nation and also the rest of the planet morning the loss of a person of rare intellect.
His life is an inspiration to all or any people who believe straightforward living and high thinking. Though Dr. APJ Kalam is no more with us physically but he is still alive in our hearts. Kalam leaves a legacy that no President before him has left. By combining modernity and idealism, he proved that the presidential post was also a platform for providing leadership and sensible vision. He was also, during those 5 years, a personification of secularism. Five years after, an with an uninspiring choice as his successor, there are solely 2 words which will total up the nation’s farewell message. “Thank you, Mr President.”
He is an unforgettable legend.