India's great scientist Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam turns 82 today. www.careerindia.com wishes him a "Very Happy Birthday".
Here, we share some of the memorable and most interesting facts about him.
Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam was born in India on October 15, 1931. He is called as India's lifelong scientist, for his prominent role in India's 1998 nuclear weapons tests, after which he became a national hero.
In 2002, he was elected as India's 11th President. He was located at Rameswaram, in Tamil Nadu.
He came from a poor background and started working at an early age to supplement his family's income. After completing his school, he distributed newspapers by which he could contribute to his father's income. He was an average student in his school days.
He was said to be a bright and hardworking student who had a strong desire to learn and spend hours on his studies, especially mathematics.
Kalam is popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology.