A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (Tamil: அவுல் பகீர் ஜைனுலாப்தீன் அப்துல் கலாம்; pronunciation (help·info); 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) usually known as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, was a famous Indian aerospace engineer. He was the 11th President of India, from 2002 to 2007.
Dr A P J Abdul Kalam
|President of India|
25 July 2002 – 24 July 2007
|Prime Minister||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|Vice President||Bhairon Singh Shekhawat|
|Preceded by||Kocheril Raman Narayanan|
|Succeeded by||Pratibha Devisingh Patil|
|Born||15 October 1931|
Rameshwaram, British India (now Tamil Nadu), India
|Died||27 July 2015 (aged 83)|
Shillong, Meghalaya, India
|Alma mater||St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli|
Madras Institute of Technology
|Profession||Professor, Author, scientist|
When he was president, he was popularly known as the People's President. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour in 1997. He has also been a professor (of aerospace engineering). Kalam is the first Chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram (IIST). He is called as the "Missile Man" of India.
Abdul Kalam died on July 27, 2015 (07:45 Indian Standard Time GMT+5:30) at Bethany Hospital, Shillong after having collapsed due to cardiac arrest during a lecture he was giving at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM).
- APJ Abdulkalam Facts
- "Kudankulam N-plant protests: Kalam steps in as mediator". Archived from the original on 2012-01-01. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
- "End of an era: 'Missile man' APJ Abdul Kalam passes away after cardiac arrest". Firstpost. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- Anindita Sanyal (27 July 2015). "Former President APJ Abdul Kalam Dies at 83". NDTV.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.