Dr. Apj Abdul kalam biography, a missile man life story, education awards


ApJ Abdul kalam biography in English

Apj Abdul Kalam was also an Indian space scientist and a politician. Along with a scientist, he had entered politics. He was sworn in as the eleventh President of the country.

His tenure from 2002 to 2007. He also got the title of Missile Men. He struggled a lot in his life when he went and found the biggest post in the country. This is inspiring for the youth of the country. We all should learn a lot from his life.

ApJ Abdul kalam short introduction

Full Name Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
Title Missile Man
Date of Birth 15 October 1931
Birth Place Dhanushkodi, Rameshwaram, Madras, British India, Now Tamilnadu
Death 27 July 2015
Death Place Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Age 83 Years [at death time]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Aerospace Scientist, Politician, Author, Professor, Engineer
Resting Place Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam


Desiya Ninaivagam, Pei Karumba

Caste Muslim
Fathers Name Jainulabdeen
Mothers Name Ashiamma
Brothers 3
Brothers Name
  • Kasim Mohamad,
  • Mustafa Kamal, and
  • Mohamad Muthu Mira Lebai Marikayar
Sister Ashim Zohra
Marital Status Unmarried
Education Graduate from Madras University in Physics

Early Life and Education

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 in a Tamil Muslim family at Dhanushkodi Rameswaram in the state of Tamil Nadu. His father’s name was Jainulabdeen, who by profession was the Imam of a mosque and owned a boat. Her mother was a housewife named Ashiamma.

Her mother was a housewife named Ashiamma. Kalam had a total of five siblings in which he was the youngest. His ancestors were rich men who had a lot of land and they used to do grocery business from Sri Lanka.

Abdul Kalam was not good at studies. Was an average student in school days. But he had a desire to learn something new and do something. He was very interested in mathematics, he used to spend hours in that. He did his matriculation from Schwartz Higher Secondary Rameswaram to pursue further studies at Saint Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli, and in 1958 in graduate physics from Madras University.

ApJ Abdul kalam as scientist career

After graduating in 1960, Abdul Kalam joined the Defense Research and Development Organization [DRDO] as a space scientist. Here he did research related to space and became a member of DRDO. After this, he worked in ISRO and did many excellent works. He works in ISRO as a project director for India,s first satellite. Kalam had first started work on an expandable rocket project independently at DRDO in 1965.

He also visited NASA and made an effort to develop the polar satellite launch vehicle. Abdul Kalam also served as the chief scientific advisor to the Prime Minister and the secretary of the Defence Research and Development Organisation from July 1992 to December 1992.

He also played a key role in the 1998 Pokhran II nuclear test. Dr. Kalam was also involved with India’s space program and missile development program. For this reason, he is also called ‘Missile Man’.

The Government of India started the ambitious ‘Integrated Guided Missile Development Program’ under the supervision of Dr. Kalam. He was the Chief Executive of this project. The project has given missiles like Agni and Prithvi to the country.

Kalam played a major part in developing many missiles under the mission including Agni, an intermediate-range ballistic missile, and Prithvi, the tactical surface-to-surface missile, although the projects have been criticized for mismanagement and cost and time overruns

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