Avul pakir jainulabdeen"A.P.J." Abdul kalam was the 11th president of india from 2002 to 2007. A career scientist turned reluctant politician, kalam was born and raised in rameswaram , tamil nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering..
he spent the next four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the defence research and development organisation and indian space research organisation and was intimately involved in india's civilian space program and military missile development efforts.
for his excellence and brilliance, he was awarded the prestigious bharat ratna in 1998, padma vibhushan in 1990, and padma bhushan in 1981. many universities have given him the honorary degree of doctorate. besides , he has also been given a numbers of awarded by the state governments.
dr kalam is by no means a miracle man . His advice to the youngster of the nation is to "dream dream and convert these into through and later into actions". people also to "think big. we are a nation of a billion people and we must think like a nation of a billion people, only then can we become big"