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1 DR: A.P.J ABDUL KALAM’S BIOGRAPHY
BY: ADNAN MOHAMMED ALI

2 ABOUT THE LEGEND Full name :Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
Born on:15th Oct 1931,at Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram District, Tamil Nadu Father: Jainulabdeen Marakayar, Mother:Ashiamma Has three siblings

3 CHILD HOOD A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born to Jainulabdeen and Ashiamma on October 15, He came from a family whose financial conditions weren’t sound enough. As a means to support his family’s meagre income, Kalam took up odd jobs in his childhood but never gave up on his education

4 EDUCATION Primary education was from Rameshwaram elementary school.
Later he settled in schwartz, Ramanathapuram In 1950 he joined St Joseph college at Tiruchirapalli to do B.Sc. He joined DMIT in Aeronautical Engineering at MIT [Madras Institute of Technology] ,Madras ( ) In 1958,after passing as a graduate, aeronautical engineer, He joined Hindustan Aeronautical Limited(HAL),Bangalore as a trainee.

5 CAREER After graduating from MIT, Kalam took up the position of chief scientist at the Aeronautical Development Establishment of Defense Research shifted to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) where he was the project director of India's first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle. and Development Organization (DRDO) From 1992 until 1999, Kalam was appointed as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of Defence Research and Development Organisation. It was during this time that Kalam served as the Chief Project Coordinator for Pokhran II nuclear tests, after which he was fondly called the “Missile Man of India”.

6 MAJOR MISSLES The 5 projects were scheduled to be completed in a time frame of only 10 years and consisted of: (1) Nag - an anti-tank guided missile (2) Prithvi - a surface-to-surface battlefield missile (3) Akash - a swift, medium-range surface-to-air missile (4) Trishul - a quick-reaction surface-to-air missile with a shorter range (5) Agni - an intermediate range ballistic missile, the mightiest

7 PRESIDENCY Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was elected as the 11TH president of India, succeeding K.R. Narayanan. He won the 2002 presidential election with an electoral vote of 922,884, surpassing 107,366 votes won by Lakshmi Sahgal. He served from 25 July 2002 to 25 July 2007.

8 Books & Documentaries OF A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
Wings Of Fire: An Autobiography by A. P. J Abdul Kalam; 1999. India 2020: A Vision For the New Millennium: by A. P. J Abdul Kalam; 1998. Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India by A. P.J. Abdul Kalam; 2002. The Luminous Sparks by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam; 2004. Mission India by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Inspiring Thoughts by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam; 2007 Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

9 Books & Documentaries A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT KALAM
Kalam begins his day by reading from the Bhagwad Gita. Kalam is leading a remarkable ascetic life. He works for about 18 hours each day. He plays the 'Rudra Veena'. Took leave just twice, when his parents died.

11 His Personality Traits
Inherited Honesty,self discipline,and Faith in Goodness from his parents Hard Working Determined Possess Perseverance Passionate for the work Artistic Highly spiritual Loving and caring Committed and dedicated for work Positive thinker

12 AWARDS 2014 Doctor of Science 2012 Doctor of Laws
2011 IEEE Honorary Membership 2010 Doctor of Engineering 2009 Honorary Doctorate 2009 Hoover Medal 2009 International von Kármán Wings Award 2008 Doctor of Engineering 2008 Doctor of Science 2007 Honorary Doctorate of Science and Technology 2007 King Charles II Medal 2007 Honorary Doctorate of Science 2000 Ramanujan Award 1998 Veer Savarkar 1997 Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration 1997 Bharat Ratna 1990 Padma Vibhushan 1981 Padma Bhushan

13 On 27 July 2015, Kalam travelled to Shillong to deliver a lecture on "Creating a Liveable Planet Earth" at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong. At around 6:35 p.m. IST, only five minutes into his lecture, he collapsed. He was rushed to the nearby Bethany Hospital in a critical condition; upon arrival, he lacked a pulse or any other signs of life. Despite being placed in the intensive care unit, Kalam was confirmed dead of a sudden cardiac arrest at 7:45 p.m. IST

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17 Quotable quotes by A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life. Away! Fond thoughts, and vex my soul no more! Work claimed my wakeful nights, my busy days Albeit brought memories of Rameswaram shore Yet haunt my dreaming gaze! My worthiness is all my doubt His Merit- all my fear- Contrasting which my quality Does however appear. Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is stagnation of the individual, organization and the country. Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action, converts adversity into prosperity

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