Remembering A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary; PM Modi, Amit Shah tweet

APJ Kalam

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen, popularly known as Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931. He was an Indian aerospace scientist and politician who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

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PM Modi paid tributes to former President Dr. AJP Abdul Kalam on his Jayanti.He tweeted, “Tributes to Dr. Kalam on his Jayanti. India can never forget his indelible contribution towards national development, be it as a scientist and as the President of India. His life journey gives strength to millions.”

Amit Shah also took twitter to pay his tribute to the former president. He wrote, “Remembering Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on his jayanti. A visionary leader and architect of India’s space & missile programmes, who always wanted to build a strong and self-reliant India. His immortal legacy in the field of science and education is an epitome of inspiration.”

 

APJ Abdul Kalam wrote around 2 dozen books. Some are India 2020, Vision for the new millennium, Mission of India: A Vision of Indian Youth.

Dr Kalam was awarded honorary doctorates from 48 universities and institutions from India and abroad.

He also served as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the PM and Secretary of the DRDO from 1992 to 1999.

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Kalam also received the civilian awards such as Padma Bhushan in 1981, Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and the highest civilian award of India- Bharat Ratna in1997.

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