This is how Dr APJ Abdul Kalam looked when he was a kid!

New Delhi: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, whose
journey from hawking newspapers to
being the one of the most loved
presidents of India, can never be
forgotten; neither his smiling face and
his unique hairstyle. People in large numbers had lined up
the streets of Rameswaram to catch a
last glimpse of Kalam, who died on
July 27 in Meghalaya’s capital Shillong
after suffering a massive heart attack
during a lecture he was delivering to students of Indian Institute of
Management. The mourners are sharing a picture of
young APJ Abdul Kalam with family on
Facebook. Their love for the ‘People’s
President’ has made this picture gone
viral. His smile at the age of 83 was as
charming and adorable as it was when he was just a kid. What say! Born in Rameswaram on October 15,
1931, Kalam joined the Defence
Research and Development
Organisation (DRDO) in 1958. He moved to the Indian Space
Research Organisation (ISRO), where
he was project director of India’s first
indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle
(SLV-III), which successfully injected
the Rohini satellite in the near earth orbit in July 1980 and made India a
member of the exclusive space club. He was responsible for the evolution
of ISRO’s launch vehicle programme,
particularly the PSLV configuration. He rejoined DRDO in 1982, and
planned the programme that
produced a number of successful
missiles, earning him the “Missile Man”
nickname. Kalam took up the responsibility of
developing indigenous weapons as
the chief executive of the Integrated
Guided Missile Development
Programme (IGMDP). He was
responsible for the development and operationalisation of Agni and Prithvi
missiles. From 1992 to 1997, Kalam was
scientific advisor to the defence
minister, and later served as principal
scientific advisor (1999-2001) to the
government with the rank of cabinet
minister. Kalam played a prominent role in the
country’s 1998 nuclear weapons tests,
Pokhran-II, which made him a
national hero. The rocket and missile scientist was
awarded the country’s highest civilian
honour – the Bharat Ratna – in 1997.source YouTube


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