Brief History of People President Dr Abdul KalamPurushothaman (Author) Published Date : Aug 13, 2015 08:58 IST National News
A.P.J Abdul Kalam was born on 15th October 1931 in Rameswaram, Tamilnadu. He did his graduation in Physics from St.Joseph’s College at Trichy. He completed aeronautical engineering in1960 from the Madras Institute of Technology.
Immediately he joined Aeronautical development establishment of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
In 1969 he was transferred to the ISRO where he was appointed as the project director of India’s first satellite vehicle (SLV). It was successful by deploying the Rohini satellite near earth orbit. After 1970 he started project on Polar Satellite Vehicle (PSLV) which was very successful.
Kalam played a major role in developing the missiles including Agni and Prithvi. He has been the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister and Secretory of (DRDO) from 1992 to 1999. During that time Prokran II Nuclear test was conducted.
Along with the cardiology he developed low cost coronary stent and rugged tablet computer for health care for the benefits of rural area.
He was the owner of many Awards and Honours. He was given Padma Bhusan (1981), Padma Vibhusan (1990), and Bharat Ratna (1997). He also won Veer Savarkar Award, Ramanujan Award and many more Awards from universities throughout the world.
His followers are found throughout India and aboard. Many hearts are like him which wants India to be world super power nation and working to reach the goal. Main draw back is bribery and corruption in our country which should be eradicated first to make Dr. Kalam's dream true.