APJ Abdul Kalam 89th Birth Anniversary: President Kovind, PM Modi and CM Yogi pays tribute


The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and many such dignitaries paid tribute to tribute to former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his 89th birth anniversary on Thursday.

The President Ram Nath Kovind paid floral tribute at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. While, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while paying tribute to the former President that his life journey gives strength to millions.From being the people’s President to spearheading the development of the most significant Indian missiles, Kalam contributed to the development of the country in different spheres.As an aerospace scientist, Kalam worked with India’s two major space research organisations – Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).For his work in the stream of science and politics, the 11th President was also awarded India’s highest civilian honour or the Bharat Ratna. He also earned the sobriquet ‘Missile Man of India’ for his role in the development of India’s missile programmes.Kalam breathed his last on July 27, 2015, while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong when he collapsed and died due to a cardiac arrest.After his demise, his contributions are still remembered as some of the best scientific and technological developments in the country.