Fondly known as ‘People President’ or the ‘Missile Man’ of India, InsistPost today remembers this great inspirational legend on his 85th birth anniversary. There are numerous reasons for which he will always have immense respect and love among Indians. From his perseverance and dedication to his studies, whatever he did was for the development and goodwill of the nation. From eventually rising to become the 11th President of India, to having loved and cared for youth and little ones, he was the man for whom we feel privileged about. We wish him a very Happy Birthday!
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen, “A. P. J.” Abdul Kalam. born in the spiritual city of Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu was not only a career scientist, engineer, Politican but also a true Gentlemen like none other! The country, indeed, would love to have a lot more replicas like him who can bring same miracles and shine for nation.
From being brought up in a financially weaker section, Kalam’s early life had difficulties which he overcame distributing newspapers to afford his education, and even later, the simplicity with which he carried the rest of his life is truly commendable.
Here are few inspirational quotes from APJ Abdul Kalam :
After graduating from Madras Institute of Technology in 1960, Kalam served in the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India.
In 1980s, he led India’s missile programme. It was under his leadership, that India became a major military power after the success of Agni and Prithvi.
After he was transferred to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Mr Kalam worked as the project director for SLV-III, India’s first indigenous satellite launch vehicle.
In a rare show of unity, all political parties unanimously voted for Mr Kalam in 2002 as the 11th President of India.
After completing his tenure as the President of India, Kalam delivered speeches and lectures in various campuses of Indian Institute of Management in India, inspiring youth to achieve something BIG and take the country to a whole new level.Delivering his last speech at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong, Kalam collapsed and died of an instant Cardiac arrest on 27th July 2015.
Kalam was also felicitated with many prestigious awards including India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other popular faces also took it to twitter to wish him on his 85th birthday.