A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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Dr A P J Abdul Kalam
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President of India (2002-2007), A.P.J. Abdul Kalam; the picture is from the International Book Fair, Trivandrum, in 2014
President of India
In office
25 July 2002 – 24 July 2007
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Manmohan Singh
Vice PresidentBhairon Singh Shekhawat
Preceded byKocheril Raman Narayanan
Succeeded byPratibha Devisingh Patil
Personal details
Born(1931-10-15)15 October 1931
Rameshwaram, British India (now Tamil Nadu), India
Died27 July 2015(2015-07-27) (aged 83)
Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Political partyIndependent
Alma materSt. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli
Madras Institute of Technology
ProfessionProfessor, Author, scientist
Aerospace engineer

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (Tamil: அவுல் பகீர் ஜைனுலாப்தீன் அப்துல் கலாம்; About this soundpronunciation ; 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) usually know as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, was 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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Abdul Kalam died on July 27, 2015 (07:45 Indian Standard Time GMT+5:30) at Bethany Hospital, Shillong after having collapsed due to cardiac arrest during a lecture he was giving at IIM.[3]<ref>Anindita Sanyal (27 July 2015). "Former President APJ Abdul Kalam Dies at 83". NDTV.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.≤/ref≥

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