Who Is A.P.J Abdul Kalam? What Has He Done In His Life?


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Dr. A P J ABDUL KALAM. or Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabhudin Adbul Kalam, is known as the twelfth President of India, is rightfully termed as the father of India's missile. He contributed for the development of India's first Satellite launch vehicle.

In the 1960's Kalam joined the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center at Thumba in Kerala. He played a major role in the center's evolution to a key hub of space research in India, helping to develop the country's first indigenous satellite-launch vehicle.

He also served as the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. After retiring from the post Dr. Kalam joined Annamalai University till he became the President in January 2002.

He is a member of Indian National Academy of Sciences, Astronautical Society of India and many other professional bodies.

Dr. Kalam was conferred with the degree of Doctor of Science by twenty-eight universities.

Dr. Kalam writes poetry in Tamil, his mother tongue. Seventeen of his poems were translated into English and published in 1994 as a book entitled 'My Journey'.

Totally dedicated to the nation, Dr. Abdul Kalam's vision is to transform India into a developed nation by the year 2020 through hard work and perseverance. He holds a first world dream for the third world nation.

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