A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was an Indian scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering.
DID YOU KNOW…
- Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 to a Tamil Muslim family in the pilgrimage centre of Rameswaram on Pamban Island.
- Kalam received 7 honorary doctorates from 40 universities.
- A prominent road in New Delhi was renamed from Aurangzeb Road to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road.