The Nation remembers former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on his death anniversary today. Popularly known as people's president and Missile Man of India, Dr. Kalam passed away in Shillong on July 27, 2015, while delivering a lecture to students.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has paid tributes to former President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his death anniversary today. In a series of tweets, Mr Naidu said, Dr Kalam was an outstanding scientist, a great human being and a people’s President, who inspired the people of the country, particularly the youth through his actions and words. Vice President said, Dr Kalam's contributions to nation building will always be remembered.
Home Minister Amit Shah has paid tributes to former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on his death anniversary. Mr Shah described Dr vKalam as an epitome of intellect, wisdom and simplicity. In a tweet, Mr Shah said, Dr Kalam was a people’s President, who left indelible marks on several fields ranging from science to politics. He said, Dr Kalam's relentless quest for knowledge continues to inspire and capture the idea of self-reliant India. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar paid tributes to the noted scientist and teacher Dr Kalam.
Dr Kalam was intimately involved in India's civilian space programme and military missile development efforts. He thus came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology.
Known as a man of great simplicity, Dr. Kalam often preached the virtues of hard work and grit that he believed, had held him in good stead over his own life. He returned to his civilian life of education, writing and public service after a single term. He was a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.