Abdul Kalam

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Dr A P J Abdul Kalam
Former Indian President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the International Book Fair, Trivandrum, 2014
President of India
In office
25 July 2002 – 24 July 2007
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Manmohan Singh
Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
Preceded by Kocheril Raman Narayanan
Succeeded by Pratibha Devisingh Patil
Personal details
Born 15 October 1931 (1931-10-15) (age 83)
Rameswaram, British India (now Tamil Nadu), India
Political party Independent
Alma mater St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli
Madras Institute of Technology
Profession Professor, Author, scientist
Aerospace engineer
Website abdulkalam.com

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (Tamil: அவுல் பகீர் ஜைனுலாப்தீன் அப்துல் கலாம்; Loudspeaker.png pronunciation (info • help); born 15 October 1931) usually referred to as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is a famous Indian aerospace engineer. He was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.[1]When he was President, he was popularly known as the People's President. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour in 1997. He has also been a professor (of aerospace engineering). Kalam is the first Chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram (IIST). He is known as the missile man of India.[2]

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