APJ Abdul Kalam Full Form

APJ Abdul Kalam Full Form - Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam

  • APJ Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India. He was a former Indian scientist who is popularly referred to as Missile Man of India. He was born on October 15, 1931 at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.
 APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam


  • He completed his schooling from the Schwartz Higher secondary school in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.
  • He graduated in physics from St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli in 1954.
  • After completing the graduation, he moved to Madras where he completed diploma in aeronautical engineering from Madras Institute of Technology in 1955.


  • He started his career in 1958 with Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) where he worked as a chief scientist.
  • In 1962 he removed of DRDO and joined Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) as a project director.
  • From 1992 to 1999, he served as the Chief Scientific Adviser to Prime Minister and because the Secretary of Defense Research and Development Organization.
  • From 2002 to 2007, he served as the president of India.
  • He was very active throughout his life so after completing his term as a President, he kept himself engaged and visited various renowned institutes and universities of India as a professor.


  • He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1981, Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and Bharat Ratna in 1997.

Personal life

  • He remained a bachelor throughout his life. He had four elder siblings; one elder sister and three elder brothers.

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