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India Remembers the Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam AKA Missile Man of India


Last updated on 27 July 2023 IST | 27 July is the death anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam who accelerated India’s missile and nuclear weapons program. To his account goes the first indigenous satellite launch vehicle SLV-III and the Pokhran-II tests. He did many things that many even can not imagine. But did he do all that was expected to do in rare human birth for going away from the cycle of death and birth? Today our readers will learn what is expected in human life and how to do it?

APJ Abdul Kalam Death Anniversary Highlights

  • 27 July, the day APJ Abdul Kalam breathed his last in the year 2015
  • Complete name was Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
  • Popularly known as Missile Man of India
  • Accelerated India’s missile and nuclear weapons programs
  • Designed and produced first indigenous satellite launch vehicle SLV-III
  • Established the Pokhran-II tests, a series of five nuclear bomb test explosions
  • Authored several books the most popular one ‘Wings of Fire: An Autobiography’
  • Earned highest civilian honors, the “Padma Vibhushan” and “Bharat Ratna”

Biography of DR. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Former President of India Bharat Ratna A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, popularly known as Missile Man of India, was a learned scientist turned politician who accelerated India’s missile and nuclear weapons programs. He remained president of India from 2002 to 2007.

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931, at Rameswaram, Tamilnadu. APJ died on July 27, 2015, at IIM Shillong while delivering a lecture to students. His early life was challenging filled with adversities and struggles. Kalam’s secular mindset widened his thinking, motivating him to find out the truth without being hampered by mundane boundaries.

APJ Abdul Kalam Death Anniversary | Worked at prestigious DRDO and ISRO

Having received a degree in aeronautical engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology, Kalam joined the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in 1958. He then joined the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and as project director progressed well in designing and producing first indigenous satellite launch vehicle SLV-III. After rejoining DRDO in 1982 Kalam plotted the series that yielded several successful missiles and the nation presented him the sobriquet “Missile Man.”

Established Nuclear Weapons Pokhran-II Tests

APJ Abdul Kalam Death Anniversary | Due to his vision and execution capability Kalam was appointed as a scientific adviser to the defense minister from 1992 to 1997. He was assigned the responsibility of the principal scientific adviser to the government with the rank of cabinet minister from 1999 to 2001. Kalam occupied a renowned position by establishing a series of five nuclear bomb test explosions, the Pokhran-II tests at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in May 1998.

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APJ Abdul Kalam Death Anniversary: Authored Several Books

Kalam was excellent thinker and writer who authored several books the most popular ones are India 2020:

  • A Vision for the New Millennium
  • Wings of Fire: An Autobiography
  • Guiding Souls: Dialogues on the Purpose of Life
  • The mission of India: A Vision of Indian Youth
  • Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India
  • Inspiring Thoughts: Quotation Series
  • You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond
  • Scientific India: A Twenty-First Century Guide to the World around Us
  • The Luminous Sparks: A Biography in Verse and Colours.

Honored with Numerous Prestigious Awards

For his tireless services to the nation, APJ Abdul Kalam was honored with numerous prestigious awards and the highest civilian honors, the “Padma Vibhushan” in 1990 and “Bharat Ratna” in 1997.

What former President Pranab Mukherjee said about the great personality?

Former President Pranab Mukherjee recollects Kalam’s warmth, humility and simple ways to make appealing him to one and all. He had a special friendship for children and sought to relentlessly stimulate the youth through motivational speeches and personal communication. Kalam will be long remembered for his passion for science and innovations and his contributions as an eminent scientist, educationist, administrator, and writer.

APJ Abdul Kalam Famous Motivational & Inspirational Quotes

“To succeed in your mission, you must have a single-minded devotion to your goal.”

DR. APJ Abdul Kalam

“You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future.”

DR. APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes

“A dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep”.

APJ Abdul Kalam Famous Motivational & Inspirational Quote

“Your best teacher is your last mistake.”

DR. APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

DR. APJ Abdul Kalam English Quotes

“All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”

“Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”

What pious souls like Kalam miss to do?

Kalam had all qualities that a devotee should have. He excelled in the areas where he targeted. He achieved the highest recognition in every field. The pious soul came to the Himalayas in search of something that he did not know. He did not find an enlightened saint on the Himalayas who could have guided him the right purpose of occupying the human body. There are many unfortunate pious souls without achieving the right spiritual guide. The readers deserve to know the eternal truth, the Absolute, The eternal abode, and the path of devotion for salvation.

What should a pious soul do in human birth?

Jagatguru Tatvdarshi Saint Rampal Maharaj has described the ‘secret of human birth’, ‘how to live’ in detail in his book ‘Kabir Sagar Ka Saralarth’. Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj says that the Almighty Kabir Saheb dwells in the eternal abode known as Satlok. At times He descends to earth on a lotus flower in the form of a child. He delivers sermons to pious souls and bestows with the true devotion called Satbhakti.

The souls desirous of leaving this universe, bounded by the Creative Energy ‘Maya’ and her companion Kaal Brahm, should take name initiation from Him or His assigned enlightened saint. The devotee, upon recitation of the word (Satnam/ Sarnam), will be free from all sin deeds, enjoy all worldly essentials, and last but not the least the Salvation.

Supreme God Kabir

Bhakti bhagavaan kee bahut baareek hai, sheesh saumpe bina bhakti naaheen.
Hoy avadhoot sab aasha tan kee tajai, jeevata marai so bhakti paahee.

Naachana koodana, taal ka peetana, raandiyaan ka khel hai bhakti naaheen.
Rain din taaree karataar son laagee rahai, kahai kabeer satalok jaahee.

(Source: Jagatguru Tatvdarshi Saint Rampal Maharaj’s book Kabir Sagar Ka Saralarth’)

What should a seeker do?

A seeker must read the Book “Way of Living” written by Jagatguru Enlightened Saint Rampal Maharaj and listen His Sermons on Sadhna channel at 7:30 pm or on Satlok Ashram YouTube Channel. He should come to Satguru (True Guru) Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji to take Name Initiation and practice true Devotion.

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