Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
The Missile Man of India
- 1931 - Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.
- 1954- Graduated in Physics from University of Madras
- 1955 -Moved to Madras to study aerospace engineering in Madras Institute of Technology.
- 1960 - Graduated from the Madras Institute of Technology and joined Defence Research and Development Organisation
- 1965 - Started work on an expandable rocket project independently at DRDO in 1965.
- 1969 - Transferred to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
- 1980 - India's first Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III) which successfully deployed the Rohini satellite in near-earth orbit in July 1980
- 1981 - India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan
- 1990 - India honoured him with the Padma Vibhushan
- 1992-1999 - Served as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister and Secretary of the Defence Research
- 1997 - India honoured him with the Bharat Ratna
- 1999 - Wings of Fire: An Autobiography by A P J Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari; Universities Press
- 2002-2007 - Served as a President of India
- 2015 - Dies at the age of 83
Here's a time line of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's life:
"The dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep. "-- Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam