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Story behind Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam

Story behind Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.

Dr. APJ Kalam is India’s 11th President, was one of India’s most eminent scientists, and had the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from 30 universities and institutions. Lots of person know him as a Missile Man.

About Dr. Kalam
1) Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam born on 15 October 1931 Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, British India.

2) Died on 27 July 2015 (aged 83) Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

3) Kalam was the 11th President of India (2002-2007).

4) He got Bharat Ratna in 1997, the Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and the Padma Bhushan in 1981.

5) Support India’s missile programme, including Agni and Prithvi.

6) Between 1992 and 1999. He was Chief Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister and Secretary of the DRDO.

Kalam’s Top 10 Books.

Book Name Published
India 2020 1998
Wings of fire 1999
Lgnited Minds 2002
Guiding Souls: Dialogues on the Purpose of Life 2005
The Family and The Nation 2008
THE SCIENTIFIC INDIAN: A Twenty-First Century Guide to the World Around Us 2010
Target 3 Billion 2011
Turning Points 2012
My Journey: Transforming Dreams Into Actions 2013
Indomitable Sprit

Awards and honours

Year of award Name of award Awarding organization
2014 Doctor of Science Edinburgh University,UK
2012 Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) Simon Fraser University
2011 IEEE Honorary Membership IEEE
2010 Doctor of Engineering University of Waterloo
2009 Honorary Doctorate Oakland University
2009 Hoover Medal ASME Foundation, USA
2009 International von Kármán Wings Award California Institute of Technology, USA
2008 Doctor of Engineering (Honoris Causa) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2007 Honorary Doctorate of Science and Technology Carnegie Mellon University
2007 King Charles II Medal Royal Society, UK
2007 Honorary Doctorate of Science University of Wolverhampton, UK
2000 Ramanujan Award Alwars Research Centre, Chennai
1998 Veer Savarkar Award Government of India
1997 Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration Indian National Congress
1997 Bharat Ratna Government of India
1994 Distinguished Fellow Institute of Directors (India)
1990 Padma Vibhushan Government of India
1981 Padma Bhushan Government of India

Table source from Wikipedia