In reminiscence of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his posthumous 85th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the very first ‘missile man’ of India.
Modi, in order to pay homage, tweeted and said, “Tributes to our former President, the person who captured the imagination of every Indian, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary.”
Former president, Kalam was born on October 15, 1931 in Rameswaram town of Tamil Nadu and died due to a cardiac arrest on July 27 last year while delivering a speech at IIM Shillong.
Dr Kalam made significant contribution in the field of science and technology. India’s first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-3) became successful when he leaded as Project Director.
In his leadership India's first Rohini satellite was successfully injected in the Earth’s orbit in July 1980 that marked India’s membership in international space club.
Recognizing his remarkable work in the field of science and technology, Kalam became the recipient of India’s biggest civilian awards; Padma Bhushan in 1981, Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1997.