Remembering Dr APJ Abdul Kamal the ‘Missile Man of India’on his death anniversary, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank paid tribute to the great scientist. July 27 marks the death anniversary of the 11th president of our country, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
Taking the social media, the Union HRD Minister paid tribute to the former President of India.
भारत के पूर्व राष्ट्रपति, महान विचारक व भारत के मिसाइल कार्यक्रम की आधारशिला “भारत रत्न” डॉ. ए पी जे अब्दुल कलाम जी की पुण्यतिथि पर उन्हें शत् शत् नमन् करता हूँ। pic.twitter.com/lFRtyJcmJ0
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 27, 2020
Born and raised in the south Indian coastal town of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, his full name was Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. His interest in learning about physics and aerospace engineering helped in shaping his career as a scientist and science administrator at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Kalam was chosen as the President of India in 2002 by the then-ruling BJP. It was during delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong, when he collapsed and died from an apparent cardiac arrest.