Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam died yesterday during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong (IIM-S) at around 6:30 pm and was rushed to the Bethany Hospital there.
Kalam served as president of India for 5 years since 2002. He is also called the Missile man of India for his contributions to the Indian defence. He also played a critical role in the Indian space program during 1960’s. He is also responsible for driving India into the 21st century in the field of science and technology.
Here are a few memorable pictures from his life:
Home of APJ Abdul Kalam where he was born
The school where he got his early education
During a lecture at ISRO in 1960
Attending a Science conference
Receiving Indian Excellence Award for being an outstanding engineer and scientist
Receiving G M Modi Award For Science
Receiving 13th Indira Gandhi Award For National integration
At the Indian nuclear test site at Pokhran
With Prime Minister of India, Manmohan singh
Last moments of Abdul Kalam as he falls while delivering a lecture
Dead body of Abdul Kalam draped in Indian Flag