Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Passes Away: Watch The Legend’s Biography By Mallika Sarabhaiby The Daily Eye Team July 28 2015, 10:02 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 40 secs
Former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam passed away on July 27, 2015, of a heart attack. Also known as Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, he was a scientist with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Dr Kalam was instrumental in many major projects, including India’s nuclear programme. The Bharat Ratna awardee served as the 11th President of India, from 2002 to 2007. A favourite with children, especially for his books and speeches, he collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong. He had written many books and was an inspirational figure for the entire country. Rest in peace, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam! We share a special video of his biography by artiste Mallika Sarabhai. Watch it here.