Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Biography, Full Name, Death Date, Wife, Birthday, Books, Quotes

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

In this article, you will get to know Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Biography, Full Name, Death Date, Wife, Birthday, Books, Quotes, History and Net Worth.

Who was Dr APJ Abdul Kalam?

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam whose full name is Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was the first Indian Aerospace Scientist to launch and stop the missile, that’s why he is also known as a Missile Man. He was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

Full NameAvul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
Date of Birth15 October 1931
Age83 years (1931–2015)
Death Date27 July 2015
Birth PlaceRameswaram, Tamil Nadu
Death ReasonCardiac Arrest
Resting PlaceDr. APJ Abdul Kalam Desiya Ninaivagam, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Family

FatherJainulabdeen Marakayar
MotherAshiamma Maraikayar
SisterAsim Zohra
BrotherMohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraikayar
BrotherMustafa Kalam
BrotherKasim Mohammed
Marital StatusUnmarried

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Qualification

High SchoolSchwartz Higher Secondary School
CollegeSt. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli
Graduation in PhysicsMadras Institute of Technology
Aerospace EngineeringMadras Institute of Technology, 1958
Fighter PilotNA

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Awards And Honors

YearAwards
1981Padma Bhushan, Government Of India
1990Padma Vibhushan, Government Of India
1994Distinguished Fellow, India
1995Honorary Fellow, India
1997Bharat Ratna, President Of India
1997Indira Gandhi Award For National Integration, Indian National Congress
1998Veer Savarkar Award, Government Of India
2000Ramanujan Award, Chennai India
2007Honorary Doctorate of Science, UK
2007King Charles || Medal, UK
2007Honorary Doctorate of Science And Technology, Carnegie Mellon University
2008Doctor of Science, Aligarh India
2008Doctor of Science, Malaysia
2008Doctor of Engineering, Singapore
2009International Von Karman Wings Award, USA
2009Hoover Medal, USA
2009Honorary Doctorate, Oakland University
2010Doctor of Engineering, University of Waterloo
2011IEEE Honorary Membership, IEEE
2012Doctor of Laws, Simon Fraser University
2013Von Braun Award, National Space Society
2014Doctor of Science, Edinburgh University
2014Honorary Professor, China

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has also received other Awards, Honors, And Medals. Dr Abdul Kalam is one of the most brilliant and talented people in the world. He served his whole life for the development of India in different ways. he never bought a television in his life.

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Contribution to Indian Development

YearPosition
2002 to 2007President of India
1958DRDO
1969ISRO
1992 – 1997Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister
1999 – 2001Principal Scientific Adviser to The Government
1998Nuclear Weapon Power Test Solidified
1998Technology Vision 2020

After returning to civilian life Dr APJ Abdul Kalam decided to develop Indian science and technology. He became a lecturer in several universities because he believed that the students were the future of science and technology and had new ideas.

How Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Die?

While delivering the lecture on “Creating a Livable Planet Earth” at the Indian Institute of Management Kalam collapsed and died from an apparent Cardiac Arrest (Heart Attack) on 27 July 2015 at age 83.

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam‘s funeral was accorded full state honours, including a 21-gun salute. The funeral ceremony was held in his hometown at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Desiya Ninaivagam, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.

Thousands of people attended the funeral, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah, Chief Ministers of adjacent states, Union Ministers, and State Ministers.

Things Left Behind by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

  1. 2500 books
  2. A Wristwatch
  3. Six Shirts
  4. Four trousers
  5. Three Suits
  6. Pair of Shoes

Dr. Kalam was a simple living man hence he does not own any property, fridge, TV, car or AC. He neither died in penury nor did he live a life of luxury. He survived on the royalty that he received from his books – he authored four of them – and his pension.

No one knows how much exact amount of life savings he had. H Sheridan who was his secretary for more than two decades said “There wasn’t much to write home about”.

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes

These are some of the very famous motivational quotes by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam which inspired thousands of people.

  1. “If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means, First Attempt In Learning.”
  2. “You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future.”
  3. “If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like the sun.”
  4. “Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in the second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”
  5. “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”
  6. “Dream is not the thing you see in sleep but is that thing that doesn’t let you sleep.”
  7. “Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts, and thoughts result in action.”
  8. “Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.”
  9. “Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy success.”
  10. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam FAQ’s

What is the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Birth Date?

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931.

When is Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Death Anniversary?

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s Death Anniversary is on 27 July 2015.

What was his Age when Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Died?

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam died at the age of 83 while giving a talk in Shilong.

What was the cause of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Death?

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam died due to Cardiac Arrest in Shiong.

Was Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Married?

No, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was not Married. During the Interview, APJ Abdul Kalam Sir Said that “marriage and children would lead to selfishness towards life and he didn’t want to be selfish at any cost when he wanted to dedicate his life to serving the nation”.

What are the things left behind by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam?

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was a simple man and even he did not have his own house. After his death, these are the things that he left behind. 2500 Books, A Wristwatch, Six Shirts, Four Trousers, Three Suits, and a Pair of Shoes.

How much was Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Net Worth?

There is No Official data available for the Net Worth of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

What is the Religious Belief of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam?

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam believes in Islam. He would perform Namaaz daily, fast during Ramadan, and read the Quran. He engaged with temples and churches with the same intensity.

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