A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Technologist to the core

Print edition : August 21, 2015

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Photo: Harsha Padyana

Abdul Kalam with students of a government school at a seminar organised by the Centre for Women Studies, Bangalore University, in Bangalore on August 21, 2006. Photo: K. BHAGYA PRAKASH

May 20, 1998: Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee flanked by Abdul Kalam and R. Chidambaram (right) at the underground nuclear explosion test site at Pokhran in Rajasthan. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1931-2015), missile and rocket technologist, institution-builder and motivator of men, was relentless in his quest to build an India strong and self-reliant in science and technology.
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