born on 15th October 1931 at Rameswaram, in Tamil Nadu, specialized in Aero Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology.
Before his term as India's president, he worked as an aeronautical engineer with DRDO and ISRO. He is popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his work on development of ballistic missile and space rocket technology. In India he is highly respected as a scientist and as an engineer.
Kalam played a pivotal organisational, technical and political role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974. He is a professor at Anna University (Chennai) and adjunct/ visiting faculty at many other academic and research institutions across India. With the death of R. Venkataraman on January 27, 2009, Kalam became the only surviving Former President of India.
Abdul Kalam Quotes
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest
Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.
India can live without nuclear weapons. That's our dream, and it should be the dream of the U.S. also.
Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.
Dreams are not those which comes while we are sleeping, but dreams are those when you don't sleep before fulfilling them.