Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was raised in a poor family of fisherman in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. He is one of the greatest scientists of India all time. So, let’s have a look at the list of some of the most amazing, unknown, interesting, and important facts about APJ Abdul Kalam, India’s missile-man.
10 Amazing, and Interesting Facts About APJ Abdul Kalam
1. Kalam was unmarried
He was the first unmarried person who became the President of India.
2. Missile Man of India
Due to his contribution for the development of missile and nuclear programs, he was widely known as the Missile Man of India.
3. Distributed newspapers after school hours
He struggled very much in his life. During his schooldays, he even distributed newspapers after school hours to finance his studies.
4. Inspired Millions of Youth
Dr. Abdul Kalam inspired millions of youth especially students. He visited as much schools and colleges as he can. He was considered the most popular speaker among the students.
5. Wake Up Early, 4 am
Dr. Kalam was used to wake up early, 4 am to take bath and go for his daily math’s class. According to him, he and other students needs to take bath before attending the class in the early morning.
6. Dr. Abdul Kalam’s mentor
Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, one of the greatest scientists in India of all time, was the mentor of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. It is one of the most important and interesting facts about APJ Abdul Kalam.
7. Inspirational Movie Based On Dr. Kalam
An inspirational movie was created related about Dr. Kalam. A Rajasthani boy named Chhotu who considers Dr. Kalam as his idol and renamed himself Kalam. It was a superb documentary movie.
8. Nominated for Youth Icon Award
Due to his popularity among the youth in India, he was nominated for the MTV Youth Icon of the Year Award in 2003 and 2006.
9. Kalam is so much caring person
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is so much caring person and loved by all including his co-workers, kids, students and common citizens. He always takes care of his co-workers.
10. Honoured by the Government of India
The Government of India honoured our respect People’s President with many prestigious awards including the highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1997. He was also awarded Padma Bhushan (1981), and Padma Vibhushan (1990).
Article first published on May 4, 2016.