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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

7 UNKNOWN FACTS ABOUT DR. APJ ABDUL KALAM

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam who is popularly known as APJ Abdul Kalam is one of the most influential personalities ofIndia a great scientist. This former president of India ie., 11th president of India is a lot more than just a political figure. He is a scientist, thinker, Inspiration and a youth icon. Undoubtedly he is in true sense “the missile man” of India. Though his life is an open book, there are few unknown facts about him which most of us don’t know. Let us have a look to them…


1. He used to distribute newspapers after school hours in order to contribute to his father’s income and also his education.

2. Kalam is the third President of India to have been honoured with a Bharat Ratna before being elected to the chair of President. The Bharat Ratna was conferred on Dr. Kalam by K. R. Narayanan who was then President of India.



3. In 2012, the same duo designed a rugged tablet PC for health care in rural areas, which was named 'Kalam-Raju Tablet'.


4. He used to get average grades in his school days, but his strong desire to learn, especially mathematics made him what he is today.

Abdul Kalam SCHOOL
Abdul Kalam SCHOOL

5. He played a prominent role in India's 1998 nuclear weapons tests which established him as a national hero.




6. The Only Cricketer He Followed in Twitter Is VVS Laxman




7. Harassment at New York Airport- The most insulting day for every Indians when former President APJ Abdul Kalam was twice subjected to harassment at New York’s JFK Airport by the US security officers. Dr Kalam was forced to take his jacket and shoes off for security checking for explosives which is very disgusting.
APJ KALAM Harassment at New York Airport-
New York’s JFK Airport
Then the 80-year-old Kalam was in the US in September to attend a series of events and the incident took place on September 29 at the time of his returning home from New York. After taking his seat in the aircraft, officials of the JFK Airport came inside and asked to check the President once again. Air India authorities along with all the Indians strongly protested the act.

However we miss you from bottom of our heart sir…A big Saalam to kalam…Rest in peace kalam Ji….Press Ctrl+D to bookmark this webpage and keep visiting for more updated information.



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