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FCC Tribute Page | Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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<h1 id="title">Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam</h1>
<p>Former President of India ("People's President")</p>
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Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (Left) with Hon. Pranab Mukherjee (Right)
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<h3 id="headline">Here's a timeline of Dr. Kalam's life:</h3>
<li><strong>1931</strong> - Born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu</li>
<li><strong>1954</strong> - Graduates in Physics from Saint Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli</li>
<li><strong>1960</strong> - Gains degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology</li>
<li><strong>1969</strong> - Transferred to ISRO from the DRDO.</li>
<li><strong>1980</strong> - India enters the space club by putting the Rohini satellite in the near earth orbit with the first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III), developed under the stewardship of Dr. Kalam.</li>
<li><strong>1980-1990</strong> - As the chief of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme, he was responsible for the development and operationalisation of AGNI and PRITHVI Missiles.</li>
<li><strong>1992-1999</strong> - Works as Chief Scientific Advisor to the PM and Secretary of the DRDO.</li>
<li><strong>1998</strong> - India conducts the Pokhran II nuclear tests in May with Dr. Kalam as the chief project coordinator.</li>
<li><strong>1999-2001</strong> - Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India.</li>
<li><strong>2002-2007</strong> - President of India</li>
<li><strong>2015</strong> - dies at the age of 83.</li>
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<p>Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.</p>
<cite>-- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam</cite>
<h3>If you have time, you should read more about this incredible human being on his <a href="" id="tribute-link" target="_blank">Wikipedia entry</a>.</h3>
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