Tributes paid to APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

New Delhi (NVI): Tributes pour in from across the nation to former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam on his 89th birth anniversary today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah were among the political leaders who remembered Dr Kalam, popularly known as the “Missile Man of India”.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “Tributes to Dr Kalam on his Jayanti. India can never forget his indelible contribution towards national development, be it as a scientist and as the President of India. His life journey gives strength to millions.”

The Prime Minister also shared a brief video from his twitter account of one in which he mention all about APJ Abdul Kalam.

Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tributes to Dr Kalam and said, “Remembering Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his jayanti. A visionary leader and architect of India’s space & missile programmes, who always wanted to build a strong and self-reliant India. His immortal legacy in the field of science and education is an epitome of inspiration,” he tweeted.

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931 in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram.

Dr Kalam studied physics and aerospace engineering, and worked with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as a scientist and an administrator before becoming the 11th President of India in 2002.

On July 27, 2015, Dr Kalam had breathed his last in Shillong while delivering a lecture to students at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM).

-RJV