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Missile man of India passes away………..



Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam

India’s 11th President APJ Abdul Kalam died on Monday evening at a hospital in Meghalaya, where he had gone to deliver a lecture. He was 83.

Known as the Missile Man of India, Dr Kalam played a pivotal role in the Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998. One of the most loved Presidents, he was also known as the People’s President. While in his 70s, he was nominated for the MTV Youth Icon of the Year award in 2003 and in 2006.

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan and Bharat Ratna for his achievements.

Dr Kalam was born in Rameswaram on October 15, 1931, to a humble family. His father was a boatman.

A bright student, his interest in flying led to a degree in aeronautical engineering, and eventually to supervising the development of India’s guided missile programme.

He was also the author of 10 books. His autobiography, Wings of Fire, written in 1999, had been a best seller.

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