Space scientists Dr. Satish Dhawan and Abdul Kalam showing graphs of the SLV-3 project to Indira Gandhi at a function held in New Delhi. (Undated) 'Missile man’ Kalam graduated from MIT in Chennai, and worked at ISRO and DRDO in various capacities.
Former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao congratulating Abdul Kalam and other scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on the successful test flight of "AGNI" in New Delhi on February 22, 1994. He was the Chief Scientific Advisor to the PM and Secretary of the DRDO between 1992 and 1999.
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam with family members at his house in Rameswaram in February 2015. Kalam was the son of an Imam in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. In his later years, he rarely visited the village, and had in fact gone to Rameswaram after a gap of nine years in June last year for a family reunion.
Indian Air Force officials pay respect to the former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam at the Guwahati Air Force base on July 28, 2015. APJ Abdul Kalam died on July 27, 2015; he was 83. Even on the day he passed away, Kalam was addressing students of IIM-Shillong. It is well-known that what he wanted to be remembered as was a teacher.
A look at 'People's President' APJ Abdul Kalam's life in pictures