Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's seventh death anniversary
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Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's seventh death anniversary is being celebrated.
About Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam -
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.
He served as the 11th President of India from the year 2002 to the year 2007.
Dr. Kalam joined the 'Indian Space Research Organisation' in 1962 and there he got the credit of making India's first indigenous satellite (SLV-llll) missile as a project director.
Abdul Kalam is considered the father of India's missile program.
The United Nations (UN) designated 15 October as World Students Day in the year 2010 to mark the birthday of Dr. Kalam.
Dr. Kalam was awarded honorary doctorates by 48 universities and institutions in India and abroad.
He also served as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister from 1992 to 1999.
Dr. Kalam was awarded the Padma Bhushan in the year 1981, the Padma Vibhushan in the year 1990 and the 'Bharat Ratna' in the year 1997.
He died of cardiac arrest on 27 July 2015 during an event at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong.
Dr. Abdul Kalam also wrote many books, the main ones are -
India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium (1998)
Wings of Fire: End Autobiography (1999)
Ignited Minds: Unlearning the Power Within India (1999)
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