Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam had passed away on this day, four years ago. Even after his sudden demise, Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam continues to be an inspiration to the country. Kalam had immensely contributed in the field of aeronautics, which earned him the title of 'missile man'.
Born on October 15 in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam studied physics and aerospace engineering. He had spent 40 years as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Kalam was credited for developing India's civilian space programme and military missile systems. He also played a pivotal organisational, technical, and political role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was elected as the 11th President of India in 2002. He was widely referred to as “People’s President”.
Abdul Kalam death
While delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong, Kalam collapsed and died from an apparent cardiac arrest on 27 July 2015, aged 83. Thousands including national-level dignitaries attended the funeral ceremony held in his hometown of Rameshwaram, where he was buried with full state honours.
This is how India is remembering Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam today, on the occasion of his fourth death anniversary.
Solemnly and very fondly remembering former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his death anniversary— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 27, 2019
ভারতের প্রাক্তন রাষ্ট্রপতি ডঃ এ পি জে আব্দুল কালামের মৃত্যুবার্ষিকীতে বিনম্র শ্রদ্ধাঞ্জলি
“If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun”.
Remembering former President & Bharat Ratna Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on his death anniversary.
Dr. Kalam's contribution as an aerospace scientist in India's Space research journey has been phenomenal. #Kalam pic.twitter.com/CilCIu9Ofu— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) July 27, 2019
Remembering my guru and mentor today. 4 years have passed and your presence is undiminished.— Srijan Kalam 🇮🇳 (@srijanpalsingh) July 27, 2019
Always remembered.. all days. #Kalam#APJAbdulKalam
These pics are first and last clicked together. Last is from Guwahati airport 2 pm 27.07.15 pic.twitter.com/PSFrOHvANb
My tribute to our Bharat Ratna who taught us how to fly without wings.#APJAbdulKalam— Vijay Singh (@SinghVijayrauza) July 27, 2019
You are alive in all of us❤
The way u touch life is more than inspiring😊
आपको शत्-शत् नमन हमारा🙏 #APJAbdulKalam pic.twitter.com/zd31pmSXaB
If you salute your duty,— Suketh Shetty 🇮🇳 (@sukethkshetty) July 27, 2019
You no need to salute
If you pollute your duty,
You have to salute everybody
एक ऐसे व्यक्ति जिनको हम शब्दों में व्यां नहीं कर सकते।#missileman 🇮🇳🇮🇳#Apjabdulkalam🤗🙏 pic.twitter.com/VQOJZtfXsG
Video: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's death anniversary: Unmissable facts, inspiring quotes of 'Missile Man of India'