Prepare a profile of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam based on the given hints.

    Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam

    15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015

    Born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

    Scientist and Science Administrator at DRDO and ISRO

    Involved in Indian missile development efforts

    Played important role in Pokhran II nuclear tests

    Elected 11th president of India in 2002

    Inspired millions of youngsters through his speeches

    Collapsed and died while delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong

 


Write a good title and add your own ideas and information to the hints given.  Write in two or three paragraphs

 

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The Missile Man of India

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an Indian space scientist who served as the 11th president of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born on 15 October 1931 and was raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. After studying physics and aerospace engineering he became a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He was closely involved in India's space programme and military missile development efforts. Thus he came to be known as the Missile Man of India. He also played an important role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998.

Kalam was elected as the 11th president of India in 2002. He was known as the "People's President"who inspired people, especially students through his speeches and writing. He received many awards, including the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.

While delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong, Kalam collapsed and died from a cardiac arrest on 27 July 2015.  Thousands attended the funeral ceremony held in his hometown of Rameswaram, where he was buried with full state honours.