Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul
Kalam born on 15th October 1931
at Rameswaram, in Tamil Nadu.
Was the son of Jainulabdeen
Marakayar and Ashiamma
He received secondary education at the
Schwartz School, a missionary
institute in Ramanathapuram.
Thinking should become your capital asset, no
matter whatever ups and downs you come across
in your life.” "Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is
stagnation of the individual, organisation and the
Knowledge with action, converts adversity into
prosperity." "When you speak, speak the truth;
perform when you promise; discharge your trust....
Withhold your hands from striking, and from
taking that which is unlawful and bad..."
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Abdul Kalam wins the 2002 Presidential elections
On 10 june,2002. the
Alliance expressed to
Sonia Gandhi that they
would propose Kalam for
the post of president . On
18 June, Kalam filled his
nomination papers in
the parliament of India.
Receiving Padma Bhushan
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Ramanujan Award by Alwars Research Centre,
Padma Vibhushan (1990)
Veer Savarkar Award (1998)
Bharat Ratna (1997)
Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration (1997)
Prof Y Nayudamma Memorial Gold Medal (1996)
GM Modi Award for Science (1996)
is credited with the view that India ought to take a
more assertive stance in international relations. he
regards his work on India's nuclear weapons program as
a way to assert India's place as a future superpower.
book "India 2020" strongly advocates an action plan
to develop India into a knowledge superpower and into a
developed nation by the year 2020.
During his term as President, he was popularly known as
Kalam begins his day by reading from the
Kalam is leading a remarkable ascetic life.
He works for about 18 hours each day.
He plays the 'Rudra Veena'.
Took leave just twice, when his parents died.
He is a self-confessed 'Ram Bhakt'.
The king of many firsT.
19 February, 2006 - created history by becoming first
President to undertake an undersea journey.
boarded the INS Sindhurakshak , a Russian-origin
kilo class submarine, from the Visakhapatnam Naval
In April 2004, Kalam took his lectures to the world's
highest battlefield - the Siachen glacier.
The one-time Missile Man of India braved the chill and
spent time interacting with the troops.