A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Birthday, Age, Family & Biography

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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BIRTHDAY 15 October, 1931
BIRTH PLACE Rameswaram , Ramanathapuram , Tamil Nadu
AGE 83 Years Old
HEIGHT in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
WEIGHT in Kilograms- 58 kg
in Pounds- 127.87 lbs
Last Updated on : July 19, 2017

Other Name: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen, Abdul Kalam

Birthday Countdown & Age

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was 83 years, 9 months & 12 days old age.

About   Edit

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was born on 15th October 1931 in Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He was an Indian President, Professor, Author, Scientist, Writer & Politician. His full name is Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He is better known as "Missile Man" for his work in the formation of India's military missile program.


A. P. J. Abdul Kalam finished his diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology and graduation from St. Joseph’s College in Tiruchirapalli in Physics. He started his professional career by working at DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organisation). Later he served in ISRO as a project director. His work was to develop, design and manage the SLV-II (India’s foremost indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle).  SLV-II successfully launched the satellite, Rohini.
In his illustrious career, he handled IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme) launched by DRDO. He was the one who played the lead role in developing missiles like AGNI and PRITHVI. He joined hands with Department of Atomic Energy and played a chief role in India’s Nuclear test (Pokhran-II) in 1998. This successful test made India a nuclear weapon state.
Dr. Kalam was the Chief Scientific Advisor of Prime Minister and the Secretary of Department of Defense Research & Development. He served as the chairman of TIFAC (Technology Information Forecasting And Assessment Council). He created Technology Vision documents. These documents are actually a road map for changing the current status of India from developing Nation to Developed Nation till 2020.
His biggest achievement came in 2002 when he was made the President of the world’s largest democracy. He became the first scientist to hold this prestigious position.
He is also a well-known writer and has authored many famous books. His famous works include India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium, Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India, Wings of Fire and Target 3 Billion just to name a few.

Awards Receipt

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1981 Civil Service
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 1990 Science & Engineering
Bharat Ratna Civilian Award 1997 Science & Engineering

Death Info

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam died on 27-07-2015 in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. He died due to a Cardiac arrest (Stroke) at Bethany Hospital in a critical condition.

27 July, 2015 Shillong Meghalaya India

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