Former President APJ Abdul Kalam Died at 83

"Missile Man is no more" A.P.J Abdul Kalam died in Shillong. He was brought into hospital without a pulse or BP. There was no sign of life John Sailo Ryntathiang, director of Bethany Hospital," told the Quint.
 Born:October 15, 1931 (age 83)

About Abdul Kalam:

Abdul Kalam was an Indian scientist who was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram(Tamil Nadu), and studied physics and aerospace engineering.

He worked as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) before he became president.The Centre has declared a national mourning of seven days.

Kalam served as president for five years from 2002, enjoying the support of both the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress.He graduated from Saint Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli in 1954 but not satisfied with his degree, he left for Madras later next year to study aerospace engineering. He enrolled at the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT).

Quotes By Abdul Kalam

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
Last Tweet By Kalam:Going to Shillong.. to take course on Livable Planet earth at iim.
With @srijanpalsingh and Sharma.11:00 PM - 26 Jul 2015

Awards & Achievements: Source

Kalam is the proud recipient of Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna awards from the Government of India. He received the same in the years 1981, 1990 and 1997, respectively.
In 1997, he was honored by the Government of India with the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration.
Later, the next year, he was awarded the Veer Savarkar Award by the Government of India.
The Alwars Research Centre, Chennai bestowed Kalam with the Ramanujan Award in the year 2000.
Kalam was honored with the King Charles II Medal by the Royal Society, U.K in 2007.
The California Institute of Technology, U.S.A presented Kalam with the International von Kármán Wings Award in the year 2009. Same year, he won the Hoover Medal by ASME Foundation, USA.
The IEEE honored Kalam with IEEE Honorary Membership in 2011.
Kalam is the proud recipient of honorary doctorates from 40 universities.
In addition to this, Kalam's 79th birthday was recognised as World Students' Day by United Nations.
He was nominated for the MTV Youth Icon of the Year award in 2003 and in 2006.

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