New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) India has achieved "complete self-reliance" in missile technology and the most advanced missiles can now be developed in the country, DRDO chairman G Satheesh Reddy said ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
.New Delhi, Delhi, India
APJ Abdul Kalam died on July 27, 2015 while delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong. (Photo credit: PTI File))

  • APJ Abdul Kalam served as the President of India for the term 2002-2007
  • He was known as the 'Missile Man' of India
  • He started by selling newspapers at the age of 10

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam authored several books during his lifetime. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @VPSecretariat)

  • July 27 marks the death anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam
  • Kalam made huge contributions in furthering India's space missions and missile technology
  • A President, teacher, philosopher and a scientist, he was a well-known author too

.Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Popularly known as India’s missile man, Kalam earned respect and adulation from Indian citizen and came to be known as the “People’s President.”

  • APJ Abdul Kalam was born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu on October 15, 1931
  • Kalam served as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister between 1992 and 1999
  • Kalam was elected to the role of Indian’s President in 2002