Monday, July 27, 2020

On This Day (27th July): Year 2015: Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam passed away

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was an Indian researcher and politician who assumed the main role in the advancement of India's nuclear and atomic weapons programmes. He was the President of India between 2002 to 2007.  Dr. Kalam earned a degree in aeronautical engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology and in 1958 joined the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). His role in the nation's 1998 atomic weapons tests built up Dr. Kalam as a national hero.  Dr. Kalam won the Presidential election and became India's eleventh president in July 2002. He stayed focused on utilising science and innovation to create a technologically advanced nation.

Dr. Kalam wrote several books, including an autobiography, "Wings of Fire", which became an instant hit. Among his numerous awards were two of the country’s highest honours - the Padma Vibhushan and the Bharat Ratna.  Dr. Kalam died of a cardiac arrest on July, 2015.

“Creativity Leads to Thinking, Thinking Provides Knowledge, Knowledge Makes You Great” by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

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