Quotes by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Introducing The A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

11th President of India

In office

25 July 2002 – 25 July 2007

  • Prime Minister: Atal Bihari Vajpayee -   Manmohan Singh
  • Vice President:  Krishan Kant - Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
  • Preceded by: K. R. Narayanan
  • Succeeded by: Pratibha Patil

 1st Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

In office
November 1999 – November 2001

  • President: K. R. Narayanan
  • Prime Minister: Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Preceded by: Office established
  • Succeeded by Rajagopala Chidambaram

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Personal detail 

  • Born: 15 October 1931, Rameswaram, Madras Presidency, British India (modern–day Tamil Nadu, India)
  • Died: 27 July 2015 (aged 83), Shillong, Meghalaya, India
  • Resting place: Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Desiya Ninaivagam, Pei Karumbu, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Political party:  Independent
  • Alma mater : St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli (BEng) - Madras Institute of Technology (MEng)
  • Profession : Aerospace ScientistAuthor
  • Notable work(s): Wings of Fire India 2020 - Ignited Minds - Indomitable Spirit - Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji