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  1. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is the full name of A P J Abdul Kalam was born in Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. 
  2. He was the 11th President of India. He was known as the People’s President.
  3. Abdul Kalam is known as Missile Man of India. He had played an important role in the Pokhran II nuclear test in 1998.
  4. The Government of India awarded him with the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1997.
  5. He is an inspiration to the youth of India.
  6. His birthday 15 October is celebrated as “Youth Renaissance Day” in Tamil Nadu. 
  7. He has written many books. His autobiography “ Wings of Fire” is famous among students.
  8. Teaching is his hobby. After completing his tenure as President, he gives lectures around the world to inspire young minds.
  9. Wheeler Island in Odisha is a missile testing facility is renamed as Abdul Kalam Island to honour him. 
  10. On 15 July he died in Shillong while giving a lecture in IIM Shillong.

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