Remembering Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s contribution to DRDO and ISRO on his 5th death anniversary
APJ Abdul Kalam, popularly known as the Missile Man of India, served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was a source of inspiration for all. The life philosophy and teachings of Kalam are reminisced by the both younger and older generations.
Kalam’s rise from Rameswaram city of Tamil Nadu led him to become one of the most accomplished leaders and inspirational figures in the world.
APJ Kalam, who would have turned 84-year-old on October 15 in 2021, took his last breath on July 27 in 2015 after a cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Shillong. His innovative contributions have not only enabled scientists and writers across globe but have generated courage in each and every Indian.
Kalam had worked for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which are India’s premier space research institutions.
Kalam’s role in the development of the Indian ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology was one of the key highlights of his career. As a scientist, the Missile Man of India played a relevant part in Pokhran-II nuclear tests.
APJ Kalam was also a recipient of the ‘Bharat Ratna’, which is India’s highest civilian honour.
On his 5th death anniversary today, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) remembered Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, popularly known as the Missile Man of India. He was a great humanitarian and a visionary who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007, taught students and achieved milestones as a scientist.
He once said, “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”
On his death anniversary today, we look back at his contribution to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and DRDO.