A Path towards career:
Starting his career at the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) he designed a small helicopter for Indian army.
The Missile Man of India:
Reason why he was given the sobriquet- The Missile Man of India
- He was the master mind behind India’s First indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III)
- In DDRO he was the chief of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program, where he developed five missiles: Nag, Akash, Trishul, Agni, Prithvi.
- He was the Director of India’s first Satellite ‘Rohini’
- He escorted the formation of BrahMos Aerospace between India and Russia.
- A backbone of operation and Development of missiles Agni and Prithvi and also by bringing various institutions together he designed original weapons.
Honored with Bharat Ratna:
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was honored with the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the country in 1997, by K. R. Narayan who was the then President of India. He is the third president of India to have received the award before claiming the presidential post.
An Inspiring Writer to a Generation:
Kalam’s love for writing was infinite. He has written many inspiring books, such as Wings of Fire, India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium, The Luminous Sparks, Guiding Souls: Dialogues on the Purpose of Life, etc. he authored closely 22 poems, 18 books, and 4 songs during his lifetime.
The Youth Renaissance Day:
After losing the most humble and lovable being, the Tamil Nadu state government announced that the Birthday of Kalam, 15 October, would be observed as the “Youth Renaissance Day” across the state and also instituted “Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Award”.
Books Were His Assets:
In 2015 when Dr. Kalam Died no other property were found in his name other than his collection of books. He is the only unmarried President of India so far.
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