India is paying tribute to Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam on 15th October. This is day of his birth anniversary and this legend will be in everyone’s heart forever. Dr. Kalam considered as the best President of India from BJP. Legendary scientist and the man who helped politically to establish India as the first nuclear test centre.
This legend was born on 15th October 1931 and left us with his memories on 27th July 2015. An Indian scientist born and raised in Tamil Nadu. He spent his four decades as a scientist in Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India’s civilian space programme.
Kalam has made many achievements and thus got several names as the reward for his work. He was the first man to owe his contribution in the development of ballistic missile and launch visible technology, thus he was named as Missile Man of India.
Other than the science life, he served as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister and Secretary of the Defence Research and Development Organisation from July 1992 to December 1999.
He was the man because of which the Pokhran-II nuclear tests worked and supported politically and on technologist role. During the testing phase, he served as the Chief Project Coordinator with the Rajagopala Chidambaram.
Apart from the technical and political world he has his own world of writing. He wrote 18 books, 22 poems and 4 songs in his lifetime.
He was inspiration to the young generation and his words were remarkable. Some of his words are:
His death was sudden and shocking for everyone. On July 27, Kalam travelled to Shillong to deliver a lecture on “Creating a Livable Planet Earth” at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong. While climbing stairs he felt some discomfort but managed to reach auditorium. After 5 minutes of his lecture he collapsed and then on reaching hospital he had to put in Intensive Care Unit for cardiac arrest. At 7:45 he died at the hospital.
His last words to his aside Srijan pal Singh”Funny guy! Are you doing well?”. Then, left the word with the smile on his face and tears in every other Indian.
Some tweets by famous personalities paying their tribute to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam:
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) October 15, 2018
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) October 15, 2018
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) October 15, 2018
A man that defined leadership, and yet was so humble in every move. His vision and ideas inspire all of us till this date. 🇮🇳 Remembering Dr. APJ #AbdulKalam today on his birth anniversary 🙏🏻#MissileMan pic.twitter.com/7ZRN0U13U5
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 15, 2018