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.
|Wings of fire||1999|
|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|
|My Journey: Transforming Dreams Into Actions||2013|
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