The journey of A P J Abdul Kalam as a space scientist began in early 1960s at Thumba, a coastal village near here, which housed India’s first rocket launcher, Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launcher.
I K Gujral congratulating former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam after he was conferred with the Bharat Ratna at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Source: Express photo by Virendra Singh) –
One of the little known facts about former President A P J Abdul Kalam is that he has a medical invention to his name — a coronary stent built with missile composites that dramatically brought down the cost of heart stents from Rs 55,000 to Rs 10,000 in the mid-1990s.
Former president Dr APJ Kalam deliver lecture on Homi Bhabha Birth Centenary Commemoration TIFR Foundation Day at Colaba. (Source: Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar) –
Dr. Abdul Kalam, who received several prestigious awards including Bharat Ratna, played a crucial role when India tested its nuclear weapons at Pokhran in 1998 when the Vajpayee government was in power.
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, George Fernandes, Pramod Mahajan, Bhairon singh Shekhawat and other senior sceintist and army officals at the site of 1998 Pokharan nuclear missile launch. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Batra) –
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam felicitated 100-year-old body builder from Kolkata Manohar Aich during the celebration of Shanmukhananda Hall Diamond Jubilee. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadka) –
“At Rashtrapati Bhawan I found a letter from our first President, Rajendra Prasad to Nobel laureate Sir C V Raman in 1954 asking him to come to Rashtrapati Bhawan to accept the Bharat Ratna. Anyone would have jumped at the offer. Then I read Sir CV Raman’s reply to the invitation. It said, “Dear Mr President, I thank you for giving me such a great honour, but I have a problem. I am guiding a scholar and he is submitting his thesis in December-January. I have to sign the thesis and won’t be able to accept the invitation, ” Dr. Kalam said at Idea Exchange. (Source: Express archive) –
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam being sworn-in as the 11th President of India by the then Chief Justice of India B N Kirpal at the central hall of Parliament in New Delhi. (Source: PTI file photo) –
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam intervenes in the debate after presenting the second Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism awards on Monday night. On stage (from left): moderators Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN-IBN and Barkha Dutt of NDTV; panelists Shobhana Bhartia of The Hindustan Times, N Ram of The Hindu, Ravi Dhariwal of Bennett, Coleman (publishers of The Times of India), Pankaj Pachauri of NDTV India and Shekhar Gupta of The Indian Express. (Source: Express archive) –
During the Ramnath Goenka Awards, Dr. Kalam had broken protocol and sat on the dais to interact with the journalists present at the ceremony. (Source: Express archive) –
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in Sukhoi-30 MKI. (Source: Express photo by Ravindra Joshi)
Dr. Abdul Kalam at his residence at 10 Rajaji Marg in New Delhi. (Source: Express photo by Oinam Anand) –