A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
|Dr A P J Abdul Kalam|
|Former Indian President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the International Book Fair, Trivandrum, 2014|
|President of India|
25 July 2002 – 24 July 2007
|Prime Minister||Atal Bihari Vajpayee
|Vice President||Bhairon Singh Shekhawat|
|Preceded by||Kocheril Raman Narayanan|
|Succeeded by||Pratibha Devisingh Patil|
|Born||15 October 1931
Rameswaram, British India (now Tamil Nadu), India
|Died||27 July 2015
Shillong, Meghalaya, India
|Alma mater||St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli
Madras Institute of Technology
|Profession||Professor, Author, scientist
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (Tamil: அவுல் பகீர் ஜைனுலாப்தீன் அப்துல் கலாம்; pronunciation (info • help); 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) usually referred to as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, was a famous Indian aerospace engineer. He was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.
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..
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Abdul Kalam died on July 27, 2015 (07:45 Indian Standard Time GST+5:30) at Bethany Hospital, Shillong after having collapsed due to a heart attack during a lecture he was giving at IIM.
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