Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam ,former President of India was born in Rameshwaram ,Madras 15 Oct 1931 . He came of a Tamil middle class family.His father , Jainulabdeen neither a rich man nor very much educated. .Yet, Dr.Kalam had a keen interest in studies and high ambition which made him in the top most position of the Republic Of India . he was unanimously elected by all political parties as President Of India for his talent and beautiful nature.He also said - "You may be poor , but high ambition must be kept in mind for the success in life and God help them who help themselves."
After B.Sc he was admitted in MIT , from where he joined in Hindustan Aeronautics as a trainee. First he got the job at Directorate if Technical Development and Production . DTD & P ( Air ) of the ministry of defence , Delhi.
He also designed a Hovercraft prototype which was named as NANDI , through this he got appointment in the Indian Committee for Research ( INCOSPAR) as a Rocket Engg. Then he was sent to America at NASA work centres and GSFC at Maryland for training.
He was awarded by Padwa Bhushan from Govt. Of India , for the RSR and also appointed as Director of DRDL. Under his supervision he also made Prithvi ( SSM) and Akash ( SAM ).
Unfortunately , on 27th July 2015 while attending a Lecture in IIM Shillong he suddenly felled down and while taking to hospital he took his last breath.
Our Missile Man was no more.