October 15 marks the birth anniversary of great Indian scientist and politician APJ Abdul Kalam. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931 in Madras presidency. He did some very significant contribution to the fields of science. Kalam was not only a remarkable scientist but a politician that people were very fond of. He was the 11th President of India and served the country from July 2002 to July 2007. On his 87th birth anniversary, Twitterati fondly remembers the 'Missile Man' of India.
Kalam was fondly called the 'People's President'. Before he turned to the field of politics, he served as a scientific adviser to the defense minister. He became a national hero post the nuclear weapons tests carried out by India in the year 1998. Celebrities, sportspeople and politicians have paid their tribute to one of the greatest leaders our nation has seen.
Check Tweets of People Playing Tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam on Twitter
Former President Abdul Kalam was the key person behind India's missile program and other critical research programs. On his birth anniversary we recall his life's work along with his message of peace and goodwill. #AbdulKalam pic.twitter.com/Hhb8gROMhm
— Congress (@INCIndia) October 15, 2018
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) October 15, 2018
“We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.”
I pay homage to the former President of India & eminent scientist "Bharat Ratna" Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Ji on his Jayanti today. His teachings and humility continue to inspire billions of Indians. #AbdulKalam pic.twitter.com/mWz7CkzECE
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) October 15, 2018
A scientist, a visionary, a leader - Dr APJ #AbdulKalam was all this & much more. As the Missile Man of India, he ignited a thousand minds & gave India its Wings of Fire.
As President, he epitomized selfless service, humility & wisdom. Humble tributes on his birth anniversary! pic.twitter.com/RL2sbrU1vZ
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) October 15, 2018
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 15, 2018
Dr Kalam died at the age of 83 in Shillong on the evening of July 27. Kalam got two of the highest honours in the country- the Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the Bharat Ratna (1997).
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