Happy 83rd, APJ Abdul Kalam: A look at his best quotes on his birthday

 Happy 83rd, APJ Abdul Kalam: A look at his best quotes on his birthday

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Today is his 83rd birthday.

 

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Kalam is also known as the 'Missile Man' of India for his contribution to the development of the ballistic missile.

 

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Kalam had graduated from the Madras Institute of Technology, after which he worked at DRDO and ISRO.

 

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He played a key role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998.

 

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Did you know that Kalam's 79th birthday was recognised by the United Nations as World Students' Day?

 

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He was also the project director of India's first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle.

 

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Abdul Kalam with Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama

 

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Kalam has been honoured with the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan.

 

Updated Date: Oct 15, 2014 16:30:19 IST