India’s great loss upon the death of former President Abdul Kalam better known as the Missile Man of India.
Former President Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India from the year 2002 to 2007 through an easy victory. He was a scientist turned reluctant politician, known by his name Missile Man of India.
Abdul Kalam dies at the age of 83, massive cardiac arrest on the evening of 27 July 2015. He was collapsed while delivering a lecture at Indian Institute of Management Shillong. Kalam was brought into the hospital with critical condition, later confirmed dead.
In a Twitter post of Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, saying, “India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful President & above all an inspiring individual. RIP Dr APJ Abdul Kalam”.
Former President Kalam, became an inspiration to many Indians. He contributed a lot while he was still alive. As of now, the government of India declared a seven-day state mourning, sign of respect to him.
PM Modi said in his tribute, “My mind is filled with so many memories, so many interactions with him. Always marvelled at his intellect, learnt so much from him,” as India mourns for Kalam’s death.
Kalam involved in India’s civilian space program and military missile development efforts. He was then known as the Missile Man of India, ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology’s development were one of his contribution.
Before he became a President, he studied physics and aerospace engineering. Started his career by designing a small helicopter for the Indian Army. He spentmuch of his time as a scientist and science administrator, at the Defence Research and Development Organisation and Indian Space Research Organisation.
He was the first scientist and the first bachelor occupy Rashtrapati Bhaw, official home of the President of India located in New Delhi, Delhi, India. Aside of being a politician and scientist, Kalam also enjoyed writing Tamil poetry and playing the veenai, a South Indian string instrument.
Abdul Kalam, launched a programme dedicated for the youth in India called What Can I Give Movement, theme of defeating corruption in May 2012.IMAGE/www.hindustantimes.com