“IF YOU WANT TO SHINE LIKE A SUN, FIRST BURN LIKE A SUN”- KALAM
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was the man loved by all the Indian as well as he was respected outside the India also. Kalam was the man with 0 haters he was one who gave the wings to fly. From a newspaper delivery boy to the President of Indian, his great contribution toward India is remarkable which cannot be ignored.
Let’s read more about the success of the missile man of India-
EARLY LIFE AND CHILDHOOD
Kalam was born on 15th October 1931 in a Tamil Muslim family in the city of Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram. Jainulabdeen, Kalam’s father was a boat owner and IMAM of a local mosque, Ashiamma his mother was a home maker. He was blessed with 4 brothers and 1 sister. He was the youngest among all the siblings.
In his childhood, due to the financial crisis in the family, Kalam was forced to sell newspaper at a very young age to support his family. Kalam was an average student during his school time, but he was hardworking, good learner as well as a bright student as per his teacher’s saying. Abdul Kalam completed his schooling in Schwartz Higher Secondary School. In the year 1954 he completed his graduation in physics from Saint Joseph’s College. Later in the year 1955, Kalam went to Madras Institute Of Technology to study aerospace engineering.
Kalam’s wanted to be a fighter pilot, but he almost missed his dream, as there were only 8 position and Kalam secure 9th position in the qualifiers of Indian Air Force (AIF).
ABDUL KALAM’S CAREER
Career as scientist: – After completing his graduation from Madras University in the year 1960. Kalam joined Aeronautical Development Establishment of the Defense Research and Development Organization [DRDO] as a scientist. His career began when he started to design small hovercraft, but he was not happy as he was not satisfied with his job. Later in the year 1969, he was appointed as the director of India’s 1st Satellite launch vehicle [SLV-III] in Indian Space Research Organization [ISRO] which was successful in July 1980. Tremendous and huge contribution and efforts of Kalam in the development of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle [PSLV] and SLV-III launched between 1970s and 1990s and by the grace of God both were successful and one of the most important victory for India. Kalam was also invited to witness the India’s first nuclear test ‘’Smiling Buddha” by Raja Ramanna.
Career as president: – Abdul kalam became 11th President of India in the year 2002, he was 3rd president of India who was honoured with Bharat Ratna before he became the President. He was the only scientist and bachelor to occupy ‘Rashtrapati Bhawan’.
The Tragic death of Kalam: – On 27th July, when he of 83, we lost the gem of India. When kalam was delivering a seminar on “Creating a liveable planet Earth” at IIM Shillong, he collapsed he was rush to near by hospital, but he was dead at that time due to the cardiac arrest. APJ Abdul Kalam was famously knowns as ‘Missile Man of India’. He was the one who made India to fly high and achieve success. He was love by children and his story inspires us for the success.