A Brief Note About Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ( The main source - Wings of Fire - An Autobiography )Important things about Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam -
> His full name was - Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.
> His date of birth was 15.10.1931.
> His birth place was the island town of Rameswaram in the erstwhile madras state.
> His father was Jainulabdeen, who had neither much formal education nor much wealth but he possessed great innate wisdom and a true generosity of spirit.
> His mother was Ashiamma, a house wife.
> He worked as a scientist at D.R.D.O and I.S.R.O.
> He is popularly known as Missile Man.
> He was elected as the President of India from 2002 to 2007.
> He received awards Padma Bhushan (in 1981) , Padma Vibhushan (in 1991) and Bharat Ratna (in 1997).
> Besides other books he wrote his autobiography "Wings of Fire".
> His 78th birthday was was recognized as the 'World Student Day' by the United Nations.
> His favourite teacher was Iyadurai Soloman. Dr Kalam specially quotes his (teacher's) advice in his autobiography - " To succeed in life and achieve results, you must understand and master three mighty forces - desire, belief and expectation."
> The great person departed from this world on 27.07.2015.