Last Updated: 26 May, 2023 | Views: 652
Other Profession(s): Engineer, Politician, Author, Administrator, Teacher
Higher Education: Bachelor of Science in Physics, A Degree in Aerospace Engineering
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was the 11th president of India, and people called him "People's President." He was popularly known as the "Missile Man of India." Abdul Kalam pursued his degree in physics at the University of Madras and Aerospace Engineering at Madras Institute of Technology. After that, Abdul Kalam became the Scientist at Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and designed a small hovercraft. There are some Notable works of Abdul Kalam, such as Wings of fire, India 2020, Ignite Mind, etc. At the age of 83, he died due to Cardiac Arrest in the Bethany Hospital at 7:45 pm.
In 1969: Abdul Kalam became the project director of India's first Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLVII).
In 1970: Kalam directed two projects: Project Devil and Project Valiant.
In 1988: He wrote the book: Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology.
In 1999: Abdul Kalam was the 1st Principle Scientist Advisor to the Government of India.
In 2012: Abdul Kalam and Soma Raju designed a tablet computer for the Health care rural.
Awards and Achievement
In 1981: Kalam received the Padma Bhibhusan by the Government of India.
In 1997: He got the highest civilian Award, the Bharat Ratna.
In 2018, scientists from the biology Survey of India (BSI) were given a fresh found plant species, “Drypetes kalamii,” in his honor.
The Pokhran-II nuclear tests were held during this period, in which he played a meticulous political and technological role. Throughout the testing section, Kalam served as the Chief Project organizer with Rajagopala Chidambaram.