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A. P. J. Kalam

A. P. J. KalamAKA Avul Pakir Jainulabhudin Abdul Kalam

Born: 15-Oct-1931
Birthplace: Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: 27-Jul-2015
Location of death: Shillong, India
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Occupation: Scientist, Head of State

Nationality: India
Executive summary: 11th President of India 2002-07

Missile scientist, also India's 11th President (elected 15-Jul-2002.)

Father: Jainulabdeen Marakayar
Mother: Ashiamma

    High School: Schwartz High School, Ramanathapuram
    University: BSc, St. Joseph's College (1950)
    University: DMIT, Aeronautical Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology (1957)
    Professor: Technology & Societal Transformation, Anna University, Chennai

    President of India (2002-07)
    Indian Official Principal Scientific Advisor to India (1999-2001)
    Defence Research and Development Organisation (1982-)
    Indian Space Research Organisation (1963-82)
    Tamil Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian

Author of books:
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam (1999, memoir, with Arun Tiwari)
Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India (2003)
Scientist to President (2003, memoir)

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