Missileman… from nuclear test to President, PM Modi remembers Abdul Kalam

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New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted former President APJ Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary. PM Modi wrote in his tweet, Regards to the former President of the country, known as Missile Man, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam ji on his birth anniversary. He dedicated his life in making India strong, prosperous and capable. He will always remain a source of inspiration for the countrymen.

Congress, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also rememberedThe former President was greeted on his birthday by tweeting on behalf of the Congress party. The picture of the former President was tweeted from the official handle of Congress and wrote that when every citizen prospers, the nation progresses. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh remembered the former President on his birth anniversary. Rajnath Singh wrote in a tweet, salute to former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary. It was his dream to build a self-reliant and strong nation. He devoted his entire life to the service of the motherland. His contribution will never be forgotten. The Bihar unit of BJP also remembered the former President by tweeting him on his birthday. It was written on the official Twitter handle of the party that on the birth anniversary of the great scientist, well known as the Missile Man, the former President of India, “Bharat Ratna” Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, tribute to him!

Worked in DRDO for four decadesAvul Pakir Jainulabdeen (APJ) Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India. He was born on 15 October 1931 in Rameswaram. He studied Physics and Aerospace Engineering from Tamil Nadu. He spent four decades of his life as a scientist in DRDO and ISRO. Abdul Kalam was a very simple person. Abdul Kalam was elected the 11th President of India in 2002. At that time, he got the support of both the BJP and the opposition Congress party which was in power at the center. He has also received Bharat Ratna Award. He always inspired children to dream big.

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Key role in the 1998 nuclear testAPJ Abdul Kalam was mainly associated with the space program and military missile development to be prepared for the civilian work of India. He is also known as Missile Man. Abdul Kalam was instrumental in India’s nuclear test conducted in Pokhran in 1998. A film has also been made on this in Bollywood called Atomic. After completing one innings as the President of India, Kalam returned to the field of education. While speaking at a seminar on 27 July 2015, he suffered a heart attack and died there.

[Attribution to NBT]

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