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.

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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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