Dr. Apj Abdul kalam was born on 15 October 1931 in Rameswaram tamilnadu to a muslim family.
His full name was Abul Pakir Janulabdin abdul Kalam.
His father Jainulabudeen was a boat owner and used to give his boat on rent.
Kalam was the youngest of four brothers and one sister in his family.
Dr. kalam used to sell newspaper in very early age to suplement his family’s income.
Dr. Kalam completed his graduation in 1958 from Madras Institute of Technology,
Dr. kalam after graduation joined the Aeronautical Development Establishment of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as a scientist.
Then Dr. Kalam was transferred to Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO).
In his starting of career he designed a small hovercraft.
in 1997 dr. kalam got india’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, for his contribution to the scientific research and modernisation of defence.
Dr. kalam was the third person who became President of India after recieving of the Bharat Ratna award followed by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan and Zakir husain.
Dr. Abdul kalam was the first president of india who was a scientist and unmarried.
Dr. Kalam has joined ISRO as the project director of India’s first Satellite Launch Vehicle
which successfully deployed the Rohini satellite in near-earth orbit in July 1980.
In his Post Presidency life dr. Kalam became a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and the Indian Institute of Management Indore; an honorary fellow of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram; professor of Aerospace Engineering at Anna University; and an adjunct at many other academic and research institutions across India. He taught information technology at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, and technology at Banaras Hindu University and Anna University.
Dr. Kalam died On 27 July 2015 at Shillong due to cardiac arrest while delivering speech at the Indian Institute of Management.