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  1. 1. JAY DOSHI 7th EC -A 1 AIM - Embark Journey of Contributor 110210111056 GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING COLLEGE BHAVNAGAR
  2. 2. Brief Intro. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India. Full Name : Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam Born : 15 October 1931 Childhood : Born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu Education : Physics at the St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli. Aerospace engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology(MIT), Chennai.
  3. 3. Career Before his term as President, he worked as an aerospace engineer with Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Kalam is popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He played a pivotal organizational, technical and political role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998. Some scientific experts have however called Kalam a man with no authority over nuclear physics but who just carried on the works of Homi J. Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai.
  4. 4. Present He is currently …..  A visiting professor at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Management Indore.  A Chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram.  A professor of Aerospace Engineering at Anna University (Chennai), JSS University (Mysore).  An adjunct/visiting faculty at many other academic and research institutions across India.
  5. 5. Awards and Honors Kalam has received several prestigious awards, including the Bharat Ratna (1997), India's highest civilian honor. Padma Bhushan, 1981 Padma Vibhushan, 1990 Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, 1997 Veer Savarkar Award, 1998 IEEE Honorary Membership, 2011
  6. 6. Books Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and Roddam Narasimha; Indian Academy of Sciences, 1988 India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium by A. P. J Abdul Kalam, Y. S. Rajan; New York, 1998. Wings of Fire: An Autobiography by A. P. J Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari; Universities Press, 1999. Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam; Viking, 2002. The Luminous Sparks by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam; Punya Publishing Pvt Ltd, 2004. Mission India by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Paintings by Manav Gupta; Penguin Books, 2005 Inspiring Thoughts by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam; Rajpal & Sons, 2007
  7. 7. Interesting Facts Kalam advocated plans to develop India into a developed nation by 2020 in his book India 2020. Books authored by him have received considerable demands in South Korea for the translated versions. Kalam is known for his motivational speeches and interaction with the student community in India. He launched his mission for the youth of the nation in 2011 called the What Can I Give Movement with a central theme to defeat corruption in India. He also has interests in writing Tamil poetry and in playing veenai, a South Indian string instrument. His autograph……