Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 to a Tamil Muslim family in the pilgrimage centre of Rameswaram on Pamban Island, then in the Madras Presidency and now in the State of Tamil Nadu. His father Jainulabdeen was a boat owner and imam of a local mosque; his mother Ashiamma was a housewife.
Born: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam; 15 October 1931; Rameswaram, Madras Presidency, British India; (present-day Tamil Nadu, India)
Died: 27 July 2015 (aged 83); Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Resting place: Pei Karumbu Ground, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
[10:38 am, 07/06/2020] A Tr: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (/ˈæbdəl kəˈlɑːm/ (￼listen); 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an Indian aerospace scientist and politician 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. He spent the next four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India's civilian space programme and military missile development efforts. He thus came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He also played a pivotal…
[10:39 am, 07/06/2020] A Tr: 11th President of IndiaIn office
25 July 2002 – 25 July 2007Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Manmohan SinghVice PresidentKrishan Kant
Bhairon Singh ShekhawatPreceded byK. R. NarayananSucceeded byPratibha Patil.