APJ Abdul Kalam Success Story : Career, President Life, Facts

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Abdul Kalam , in full Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, (born October 15, 1931, Rameswaram, India—died July 27, 2015, Shillong), Indian scientist and Politician Who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam spent more than forty years as a scientist primarily in the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

He was closely associated with India's military missile development efforts and civilian space programme. For his work on launch vehicle technology and ballistic missile development, he was nicknamed "The Missile Man of India." In 1998, he played a major role in the Pokhran-II nuclear test.

APJ Abdul Kalam Success Story

Avul Pakir Jainulabidin Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu in a Muslim family. His father Zainulabidin was a sailor and his mother Ashiamma was a housewife. His family's financial condition was not good, so he had to work from a young age. To help his father financially, Kalam used to do newspaper distribution work after school. During his school days, Kalam was normal in studies but was always ready and ready to learn new things.

During his school days, Abdul Kalam was normal in studies but was always ready and ready to learn new things.He had a hunger to learn and he used to concentrate on studies for hours. He completed his schooling from Ramanathapuram Schwartz Matriculation School and then joined St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, from where he graduated in Physics in 1954.In the year 1960, Kalam completed his engineering studies from Madras Institute of Technology.

In 1969, he was sent to ISRO where he worked as the Project Director. He was instrumental in building the first Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV III) and the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Contributed his ego whose launch was later successful.

In 1980, the Government of India thought of starting a modern missile program under Abdul Kalam's direction, so he again sent it to DRDO. After that the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP) was started with Kalam as its chief executive. It was on the instructions of Abdul Kalam that the making of Missile like Agni missile, Prithvi was successful.

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Abdul Kalam "The Missile Man"

After testing Trishul in September 1985, Prithvi in February 1988 and Agni in May 1989, India along with Russia started work on making supersonic cruise missiles in 1998 and BrahMos Private Limited was established. BrahMos can be launched from anywhere on earth, sky and sea. After this success, Kalam got the fame of Missile Man. Kalam was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan.

APJ Abdul Kalam President Life

apj abdul kalam success story

In 1982, he again became the Director of the Defense Research and Development Organization. Under his leadership the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program was successfully started. Kalam  played a very important role in the launch of fire, earth and sky.

In 1992, APJ Abdul Kalam became the Science Advisor to the Defense Minister and the Secretary of the Department of Security Research and Development. He served in this post till 1999. His name is included in the list of Chief Scientists of the Government of India. In 1997, APJ Abdul Kalam was awarded India's highest honor "Bharat Ratna" for his contribution in the field of science and Indian defense.

In 2002, Kalam was made its candidate by the Bharatiya Janata Party-backed NDA constituents at the time of the presidential election, which was supported by all, and on 18 July 2002, APJ Abdul Kalam took the oath of office. Kalam  was never associated with politics, yet he remained on the post of the highest President of India.

Despite the lack of comfort in life, how he reached the post of President, this thing is inspiring for all of us. Many of today's youth consider APJ Abdul Kalam as their role model. Taking birth in a small village and reaching this height is not an easy thing. We must learn something from how they went ahead, facing failures on the strength of their dedication, hard work and methodology.

APJ Abdul kalam's Death

In 27 July 2015. There, during a function at IIM Shillong, Abdul Kalam's health had deteriorated, he was giving lectures to children in a college there, when suddenly he collapsed. After which he was admitted to the hospital in Shillong and due to his condition being critical, he was admitted to the ICU. After which he took his last breath and said goodbye to the world. After this sad news, seven days of state mourning was announced. At the age of 84, he said goodbye to the world.

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Awards

Success Story APJ Abdul Kalam

  1. Kalam was honored with the prestigious 'Bharat Ratna', 'Padma Vibhushan' and 'Padma Bhushan' by the Government of India.
  2. He was awarded the 'Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration' by the Government of India in 1997.
  3. He was the recipient of Veer Savarkar Award.
  4. In 2000, he was awarded the 'Ramanujan Award' by the Alvars Research Centre.
  5. In 2007, he received the 'King's Charles II Medal' from the Royal Society.
  6. ASME Foundation, USA honored Kalam with the Hoover Medal.
  7. He also received honorary Doctorates from 40 universities.
  8. The United Nations recognized Kalam's 79th birthday as World Students' Day.
  9. In 2003 and 2006, he was nominated for 'MTV Youth Icon of the Year'.

Facts About APJ Abdul Kalam

apj abdul kalam success story

  • He never accepted any gift from anyone except books.
  • He never charged any fees for lectures delivered within or outside the country.
  • His love for technology is no secret and he kept an eye on all the latest happenings mainly through radio.
  • He was a vegetarian and was happy with whatever was served to him.
  • He was a holy spirit and especially regarding his morning prayer, which he never forgot.
  • Religion never came in the way of his work, and he respected all religions.
  • He never wrote his will. However, whatever was left behind was to be given to his elder brother and grandson.
  • His autobiography "Wings of Fire" was initially published in English, but has been translated into thirteen languages, including Chinese and French.
  • In 2011, Neela Madhab Panda directed a film based on Kalam's life, titled 'I Am Kalam'.
  • Maths and Physics were his favorite subjects.

Books written by Abdul Kalam

  1. India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium (1998)
  2. Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (1999)
  3. Ignited Minds: Unleasing the Power Within India (2002)
  4. The Luminous Sparks: A Biography in Verse and Colours (2004)
  5. Mission of India: A Vision of Indian Youth (2005)
  6. Inspiring Thoughts: Quotation Series (2007)
  7. Beyond 2020: A Vision for Tomorrow’s India (2014)
  8. Governance for Growth in India (2014)

Quotes of APJ Abdul Kalam

apj abdul kalam success story

  •  “All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”
  •  “You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future."
  •  “Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.”
  • “Dream, Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.”
  •  “If you want to shine like a sun, First burn like a sun.”
  • “You have to DREAM before your DREAM can Come True.”
  • “To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.”
  • “Success is when your signature turns into your autograph.”

_APJ Abdul Kalam

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