Are you Looking for APJ Abdul Kalam Age, Birthday, awards, Net Worth, Wife, Family, salary etc..? Find the latest complete information. A.P.J Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931, in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is a Space Scientist known for his famous the 11th President of India, is also popularly known as the Missile Man.
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
Missile Man, People’s President
Professor, Author, Aerospace Scientist
Physical Stats & More
in centimeters– 163 cm
in meters– 1.63 m
feet inches– 5’ 4”
in kilograms– 60 kg
in pounds– 132 lbs
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APJ Abdul Kalam Date of Birth
15 October 1931
APJ Abdul Kalam Birth Place
Rameswaram, Ramnad District, Madras Presidency, British India
(now in Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu, India
APJ Abdul Kalam Date of Death
27 July 2015
Place of Death
Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Age (at the time of death)
Cardiac arrest (Stroke)
Pei Karumbu, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign
Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Schwartz Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, India
St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Madras Institute of Technology, Chromepet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Bachelor of Science in Physics from Saint Joseph’s College, the University of Madras in 1954
A Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology in 1960
Father– Jainulabiddin Marakayar (A boat owner and Imam of a local Mosque) Mother– Ashiamma Jainulabiddin (Housewife Brothers– Kasim Mohammed, Mustafa Kamal, Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraikayar Sister– Asim Zohra (eldest)
Playing Veena, Delivering Motivational Lectures, Walking, Listening to Indian Classical Music
APJ Abdul Kalam Awards/Honours
1981: Padma Bhushan by the Government of India
1990: Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India
1997: Bharat Ratna by the Government of India
1998: Veer Savarkar Award by the Government of India
2007: King Charles II Medal by Royal Society, UK
2009: Hoover Medal by ASME Foundation, USA
2013: Von Braun Award by National Space Society
2014: Doctor of Science by Edinburgh University, UK
APJ Abdul Kalam Famous Books
1998: India 2020 1999: Wings Of Fire 2002: Ignited Minds 2006: Indomitable Spirit 2012: Turning Points [ads2]
Famous Quotes by abdul kalam
• All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.
• Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy success.
• If you want to shine like a sun. First, burn like a sun.
• All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.
• Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.
• Without your involvement, you can’t succeed. With your involvement, you can’t fail.
• Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
• Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.
• You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
• Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
• Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.
• Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Institutes/Places Named After Him
30 July 2015: Uttar Pradesh State Government renamed Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) to “A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University.” 31 July 2015: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial Travancore Institute of Digestive Diseases, Kerala. 4 August 2015: A new academic complex at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala was named after him. 16 August 2015: The Puducherry Government announced that the newly inaugurated science centre-cum-planetarium would be named after former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. August 2015: Kerala Technological University was renamed to A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University. September 2015: Wheeler Island, a national missile test site in Odisha, was renamed Abdul Kalam Island. May 2017: NASA named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The new organism — a form of bacteria — has been found only on the International Space Station (ISS) and has not been found on earth! Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the foremost lab of NASA for work on interplanetary travel, discovered the new bacteria on the filters of the International Space Station (ISS) and named it Solibacillus kalamii.
• During his tenure as the President of India, Kalam was criticised for his inaction in deciding the fate of 20 out of the 21 mercy petitions submitted to him. He acted on only one mercy plea in his 5-year tenure, rejecting the plea of rapist Dhananjoy Chatterjee, who was later hanged. Perhaps the most notable plea was from Afzal Guru who was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court of India in 2004. The pending action on his mercy plea resulted in him remaining on death row.
• In 2005, Kalam also took the controversial decision to impose President’s Rule in Bihar.
• In 2011, civil groups criticised him over his stand on the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant as he supported the establishment of the nuclear power plant and was accused of not speaking with the local people.
Abj Favorite Subject(s)
Girls, Affairs and More
APJ Abdul Kalam Net Worth
In material terms, the “People’s President” owned 2,500 books, a Veena, a wrist watch, a CD Player, a laptop, 6 shirts, 4 trousers, 3 suits and a pair of shoes, his ancestral house and a small site near the house in Rameswaram.
Books By Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium (co-authored with Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan, 1998)
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (1999)
Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India (2002)
The Luminous Sparks (2004)
Inspiring Thoughts (2007)
You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond (co-authored with Arun Tiwari, 2011)
Turning Points: A journey Through Challenges (2012)
A Manifesto for Change: A Sequel to India 2020 (co-authored with V. Ponraj, 2014)
Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji (co-authored with Arun Tiwari, 2015)
Books On Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Eternal Quest: Life and Times of Dr Kalam by S Chandra, 2002
President A P J Abdul Kalam by R K Pruthi, 2002
A P J Abdul Kalam: The Visionary of India by K Bhushan and G Katyal, 2002
The Kalam Effect: My Years with the President by P M Nair, 2008
My Days With Mahatma Abdul Kalam by Fr A K George, 2009
Abdul Kalam Quotes
“Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.“
“Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is stagnation of the individual, organisation and the country. Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action, converts adversity into prosperity.“
“When you speak, speak the truth; perform when you promise; discharge your trust… Withhold your hands from striking, and from taking that which is unlawful and bad…“
“What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful and to remove the wrongs of injured…“
“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!“
“I will not be presumptuous enough to say that my life can be a role model for anybody; but some poor child living in an obscure place in an underprivileged social setting may find a little solace in the way my destiny has been shaped. It could perhaps help such children liberate themselves from the bondage of their illusory backwardness and hopelessness?..“
“My worthiness is all my doubt His Merit- all my fear- Contrasting which my quality Does however appear “