A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Biography, Age, Death, Family, Wiki & More
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an Indian aerospace scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was born on 15th October 1931 in Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He was an Indian President, Professor, Author, Scientist, Writer, Politician, Poet & Engineer. His full name is Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He is better known as "Missile Man" for his work in the formation of India's military missile program.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Complete Bio & Career
Honors & Awards
|AWARD NAME||AWARD CATEGORY||RECEIPT YEAR||RECEIPT FIELD|
|Padma Bhushan||Civilian Award||1981||Civil Service|
|Padma Vibhushan||Civilian Award||1990||Science and Engineering|
|Bharat Ratna||Civilian Award||1997||Science and Engineering|
Health Issues, Illness and Death Info
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam died on 27-07-2015 in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. He died due to a cardiac arrest at the age of 83. During the cardiac arrest, he was delivered a lecture at the Indian Institue of Management Shillong. Very soon, he admitted to Bethany Hospital in a critical condition. After some time, doctors declared the death of Shri Kalam sahib.
|DEATHDAY||DEATH PLACE||DEATH COUNTRY|
|27 July 2015 (Tuesday)||Shillong, Meghalaya||India|
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Family, Relatives and Other Relations
He was born to Jainulabiddin Marakayar and Ashiamma Jainulabiddin. He had siblings include a sister named Asim Zohra & three brothers named Kasim Mohammed, Mustafa Kamal & Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraikayar. He was never married.
Life's Important Dates Of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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|Address||Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||Schwartz Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram|
|College||Saint Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli|
|Qualification||BSC in Physics
A Degree in Aerospace Engineering
|Hobbies||Reading, Listening To Indian Classical Music, and Walking|
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
- In order to support his poor family, young Kalam used to distribute newspapers after his school hours to add to his father's income.
- His favorite subjects were Mathematics and Physics and ultimately, he took up aerospace engineering later in life.
- He was also a recipient of honorary doctorates from 40 universities.
- A prolific writer, Kalam has authored around 15 books on various subjects ranging from nuclear physics to spiritual experiences.
- His autobiography Wings of Fire: An Autobiography, first published in English, has been translated into 13 languages including French and Chinese.
- Kalam's life also inspired I Am Kalam, a 2011 Hindi film directed by Nila Madhab Panda. The film showcases a poor Rajasthani boy, who is inspired by the life of the former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam. It's Kalam's life which fuels a strong desire to learn in the young boy.
- Kalam became 11th President of India, succeeding KR Narayanan. For his simple and humble attitude, he was affectionately known as the 'People's President.'
- Kalam’s visit to Switzerland is commemorated as Science Day in the country. This declaration in his honor was made by the Swiss government after the sad demise of this great personality.
- Kalam wrote a great deal of poetry in Tamil and was very fond of playing a musical instrument known as the Veena.
- A fun fact about APJ Abdul Kalam is that although he was a Muslim, he was also a strict vegetarian.