1st Death Anniversary: Nation remembers the ‘Missile Man’ of India


India marks on Wednesday the first death anniversary of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, fondly known as the People’s President, who breathed his last in Shillong last year.

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Abdul Kalam died at the age of 83 on 27th of July while delivering a speech at an event addressing the students of Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

His funeral was held in his hometown Rameswaram attended by many Dignitaries hailing his Excellence and Service towards the country.

The Missile Man’s death witnessed a huge outpouring of grief across the nation. In Delhi, thousands waited in the sultry heat for hours to pay their last respects to him. The government declared a national mourning for seven days in his honour.

He has given major contribution and service to the country in the fields of science and Aerospace.

He is the main reason behind the ISV’s and Under his leadership, Missiles like Agni,Prithvi are developed. Kalam sir has also served as the Chief Scientific advisor of the Prime Minister of India.

He was awarded with many awards including Bharat Ratna,highest Civilian Award of India. He is one of the humblest Presidents India has ever got.

On his first death anniversary, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Minister for Urban Development and Information, M Venkaiah Naidu today laid down foundation stone for building a memorial at Peikarumbu, his burial site in Rameswaram Island.


The ministers also unveiled his life-size statue near the memorial site and a 3D model of the memorial building. Dr Kalam is popularly know as ‘Missile Man’ of India.

On his memory we are providing most memorable quotes and pictures of APJ Abdul Kalam:

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In this photo taken on 28/03/81, APJ Abdul Kalam then a highly gifted research and development engineer scientist is receiving Padma Bhushan Award


In this photo taken on 09/08/96, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam walks back after receiving G M modi award for Science Achievement.


In this photo taken on 04/12/97, APJ Abdul Kalam is explianing President KR Narayanan and Prime Minister IK Gujral, about the missile at navy day reception in New Delhi

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A P J Abdul Kalam’s 79th birthday was recognised as World Student’s Day by United Nations.


School children pay their last respect to Kalam as his body is transported from the airport to his house in New Delhi on July 28, 2015


Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his respect to Kalam during a ceremony at the Palam Airforce Station in New Delhi on July 28, 2015


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