A man who never needed an introduction and had emerged as a proud for the nation was born today. Yes, the ‘Missile man of India’- Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931.
IIM Shillong will remember the great works done by the former President and will host the screening of a National Geographic film based on the legendary leader today on his 87th birth anniversary.
The National Geographic film based on the former president comes under channel’s ongoing series ‘Mega Icons’ would share about significant events from the life of India’s Scientists and Former President. It would also inform about the life turning event of Mr Kalam and about his career and achievement.
The institution shared a statement which said, “The documentary also reveals many lesser-known facts, not just through intimate interviews with his close ones, but also through the voice of the former president.”
The screening would be done in presence of students, dignitaries and even ones who were present during his last speech in the institute premises.
The Missile Man Of India left us minutes away after delivering a lecture at the IIM Shillong in July 2015. The IIM institute launched a Centre for Policy Research in his honour in 2015.
APJ Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931, and raised Rameswaram. He was a student of physics and aerospace engineering. He invested his next four decades as a scientist and science administrator. He worked for Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He had been part of India’s civilian space programme and military missile development efforts. His work for ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology gave him the title of “Missile Man of India”.
He became 11th President of India and was recognised as the ‘People’s President’. He was honoured with prestigious Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna.
Mr Kalam passed away while addressing at Indian Institute of Management Shillong after an apparent cardiac arrest on 27 July 2015 at the age of 83.
Mr Kalam will be remembered today, tomorrow and forever for his incredible contribution in Making India powerful.