APJ Abdul Kalam Life History | prabhuraja | Indiainteracts.in
Abul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (Tamil: அவுல் பகீர் ஜைனுலாப்தீன் அப்துல் கலாம்) born October 15, 1931, Tamil Nadu, India, usually referred as Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam^, was the eleventh President of India, serving from 2002 to 2007. Due to his unconventional working style, he is also popularly known as the People's President. Before his term as India's president, he distinguished himself as engineering visionary and was awarded India's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 1997 for his work with DRDO and his role as scientific advisor to the Indian government. He loves children, and since leaving the presidency, he spends a lot of time with them. He is popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his work and is considered a progressive mentor, innovator and visionary in India.