Bharat Ratna Dr.Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on 15th October 1931 in Rameshwaram in a fisherman family. His father was Jainulabdeen and mother is Ashiamma.

We’ve all heard of stories about this India’s best youth motivator like his childhood story with his Science Teacher and many more with with his Tamil Brahmin friends; etc

Our South Report dedicates this post as a homage to the “Greatest leader of all times”, with some of his best happenings.


Missile Man of India.

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Dr.Kalam with Vikram Sarabhai, the founder of ISRO

Source: East Coast Daily

Before becoming president of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam had been an Aerospace Engineer in DRDO and ISRO and served the country for 4 decades.

Sir APJ Abdul Kalam was famously known as Missile Man of India due to his contribution regarding the development of the ballistic missile and also launch vehicle technology.


The People’s President.

Dr.Kalam addresses engineering students at IIT Guwahati (2012)

Source: Wiki

In his tenure as President Dr.Abdul Kalam sir made Rashtrapati Bhavan a people’s place. He met people and students from around the country and inspired them with his inspiring thoughts. He is famously known as the People’s President.

His Alma mater was the prestigious St.Joseph’s College and Madras Institute of Technology in Chennai. He was a renowned Aerospace Scientist thereafter who contributed a lot for India.


Specialist in Nuclear Weapons.

Rare pic of Dr.Kalam at  Indian Navy’s Kilo class Submarine.

Source: Cut or Copy

He played an integral part for India’s 1998 nuclear weapons test which catapulted him into the limelight all of a sudden.


Science day and World Student’s Day.

Delivering a speech at BITS-Pilani, Goa.

Source: Wiki

Switzerland commemorate Mr.Kalam’s visit to their country as Science day.(May 26). His 79th Birthday was declared as World Student’s Day by United Nations.


An Educationalist.

apj abdul kalamSource: Youth Connect

When asked that if he would take up second term as President, he said he would go back to his favorite profession ” Teacher “. Dr. Kalam received his honorary doctorate from 40 recognized World-Wide Universities. After moving out of the Presidents Office, he gave lectures around the world on Science, India as a Super power, Education, Politics and a wide range of topics inspiring thousands of Minds igniting the fire in them.


Motivator, Great Orator, Inspiration for Youth

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam with Nelson Mandela

Source: First Post

Considered as one of the best orators of the Indian Modern history; Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is certainly an inspiration and youth icon in every house of Young India.


Author of Inspiring Books.

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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam wrote 15 books in total out of which the most read and widely published works of his writings were Wings of Fire, Ignited Minds, Vision 2020 and many more inspiring writings.


Winner of all the Highest Civilian Awards.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam with PM Narendra Modi at the summit of Young Indian Leader Conclave 2013

Source: Flickr

Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and what not!


Though he is not between us right now. He will stay in hearts of young India and we hope that all his teachings, preachings, writings will lighten up every young soul!

Our team mourns for his sudden demise.

He loved being student, being teacher and had his last breathe among students!

Also read: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passes away at 83. Sad moment for India

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