India is remembering APJ Abdul Kalam on his 87th birth anniversary today (October 15). Fondly known as the “Missile Man” of India, Kalam was the 11th and by far the most popular President of the country.
Born at Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram town, Kalam graduated in science from St. Joseph's College, Trichy in 1954 and specialised in Aeronautical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1957.
Kalam joined the DRDO in 1958 and then associated with ISRO in 1963. In ISRO, he introduced major changes such as fibre reinforced plastics activities. For his services to the nation, Kalam was awarded civilian award of India – Bharat Ratna in 1997.
In 2002, APJ Abdul Kalam defeated Lakshmi Sahgal to become the 11th President of India. Kalam might have died on 27th July 2015, but he has been immortalized in country’s history as the ‘People’s President’.
Recalling their vivid memories of APJ Abdul Kalam, India’s current and former cricketers shared nostalgic pictures and paid heartfelt tribute to the former President.
A man that defined leadership, and yet was so humble in every move. His vision and ideas inspire all of us till this date. ???????? Remembering Dr. APJ #AbdulKalam today on his birth anniversary ????????#MissileMan pic.twitter.com/7ZRN0U13U5— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 15, 2018
Remembering one of the greatest Indians, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his 87th birth anniversary. His thoughts and work inspires us all. We can learn so much from what he did for the people and the nation ???? pic.twitter.com/pJKtB3zAkY— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) October 15, 2018
Tributes on his birth anniversary to a great man, who set very high standards , a man who lived his life sp beautifully that he still continues to be an inspiration , Bharat Ratna Dr #AbdulKalam pic.twitter.com/FtXK51rkPK— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 15, 2018
A great teacher, a great scientist and a distinct visionary. Tributes to the former President of India on his Birth Anniversary. Your valuable teachings and thoughts shall always be remembered! #AbdulKalam— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) October 15, 2018