Let’s begin reading his evergreen quote,”The best brains of nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom”. This post is dedicated to our most loved President ever and to everyone who adores him and his work for our nation.
Birth in Rameshwaram
Born in a Tamil Muslim Family on 15th October, 1931 to a boat owner Jainulabdeen and Ashiamma, a house wife.
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Kalam was 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was the ‘People’s President’ indeed.
Busy School Days
He used to get up at 4:00 am study and revise his homework before leaving for school. He was an average student but very hard-working and dedicated with a never ending desire to learn especially Mathematics which took him to heights in his successful career.
After school he would sell newspapers with his cousin Samsuddin Kalam and would help his father financially. Our own Kalam Sir is thus a big inspiration to the children of our country.
Studied Physics and Aerospace Engineering in Tamil Nadu.
DRDO and ISRO days
Then he spent 4 decades in Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and was involved in civilian space program and military missile development efforts. That’s how he came to be known as ‘Missile Man Of India”.
Our ex -president received Padma Bhushan in 1981 and Padma Vibhushan in 1990, Bharat Ratna in the year 1997.
Dr. Kalam’s 79th birthday was recognised as ‘World Student Day’ by the United Nations. He has received honorary doctorates from 40 universities. Switzerland declared 26 May as “Science Day” to celebrate his visit to the country.
He was and always will be the most loved and respected ‘President Of India’. I am really overwhelmed. Everywhere in both Internet and in other media, I have been asked for a message.I was thinking what message I can give to the people of the country at this juncture.
After Presidency he worked as visiting professor in IIM Shillong, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Indore. He was also the Chancellor of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram.
Books and Writings
In his book India 2020 Kalam strongly suggested an action plan to develop India into a ” Knowledge “Super Power” and a developed nation by the year 2020. His writings were in tremendous demand all over the Globe and special South Korea for translated versions of his book.
He got a massive cardiac arrest on the evening of 27th July 2015 after he delivered a lecture on ‘Liveable Planet’.
Let’s end this with his valuable message to the youth : ”I can do it, We can do it, India can do it“. R.I.P Dr Kalam, you will be always remembered at every point of India’s success and glory.