New Delhi: Today is the 90th birthday of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, popularly known as former President and Missile Man. On July 27, 2015, Kalam left us and gave us an example that is still an inspiration for millions of youth. He is still alive in everyone's hearts. PM Narendra Modi also remembered him today. In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said that Dr Kalam dedicated his life to strengthening, enriching and empowering India, and will always be an inspiration for the people of India.
Dr Kalam was born on October 15, 1931, in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. APJ Abdul Kalam's full name is Dr. Abul Pakir Jainulaabdin Abdul Kalam. Kalam was very pampered in his family, but his family was always struggling with difficulties, big and small. He came to know of his responsibilities in his childhood. At that time, there was no electricity in his house and he used to study by lighting a lamp of kerosene oil.
Kalam after studying in the Madarsa used to go to Rameswaram railway station and bus stand in the morning and collect newspapers. After taking the newspaper from there, he used to run on the streets of the city and distribute them. This was his first step towards becoming self-reliant in childhood. Kalam also felt the horror of World War II when he was just 19 years old. The fire of war had reached the gate of Rameswaram. In these circumstances, there was a shortage of all essential commodities including food. When Kalam came to aerospace technology, it was the inspiration of his 5th standard teacher Subramanian Iyer.