APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes

APJ Abdul Kalam, whose name is taken with great pride among the great space scientists of India. Apart from that, he has also been the President of India for six years.

He has a major contribution in developing missiles and nuclear weapons in India. So let us know some things about the life of this great scientist of India. And finally, we will see some great APJ Abdul kalam quotes with images.

Who Is APJ Abdul Kalam ?

Abdul Kalam’s full name is Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He was born in a Tamil Muslim family on 15 October 1931 in the Madras Presidency of Pamban Island, a pilgrimage site in Rameswaram.

His father’s name was Jainulabiddin Marakayar who was a sailor. and his mother’s name was Ashiamma Jainulabiddinwho was a housewife. Kalam had four brothers and a sister and the youngest among them all.

Abdul Kalam Earlier Life :

Young APJ Abdul Kalam
Young Abdul Kalam (Image Credit : thedailystar.net )

His ancestors were rich businessmen and owners of many properties. But over time his wealth declined and Kalam’s family became poor. Kalam’s childhood spread in poverty. Therefore, he had to sell newspapers at an early age.

In his school years, Kalam was not a smart student but he had a strong desire to learn something new. Apart from this, he had a great interest in mathematics. He completed his primary study at the Schwartz Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram.

For further studies, Kalam went to Saint Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli and graduated in Physics in 1954. Then in 1955, Kalam went to Madras Institute of Technology to study aerospace engineering.

Abdul Kalam Career :

Kalam wanted to become a fighter pilot but missed out on just one point from achieving his dream. Hence he started working as a scientist in Defense Research and Development Service (DRDS) in 1960. But he did not like this job.

Besides him, Kalam was a member of the INCOSPAR committee of a renowned space scientist Vikram Sarabhai. In 1969, Kalam was transferred to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). where he worked as a director in India’s first Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-3) project.

In July 1980, he successfully deployed the Rohini satellite into the Earth’s orbit. Between 1970 and 1990, Kalam developed the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and SLV-III projects.

These projects proved to be successful. In the 1970s, Kalam also directed two projects, Project Devil and Project Valent. under which he was not approved by the Union Cabinet to develop a ballistic missile. 

In 1983, he served as the Chief Executive of R Venkataraman’s program Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP). Under this program developed several intermediate-range ballistic missiles.

Abdul Kalam As a Prime Minister :

APJ Abdul Kalam
Kalam at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

From July 1992 to December 1999 he worked as the Prime Minister, Secretary of Defense Research and Development Organization. During that time Pokharan-2 nuclear test was carried out. During this time, Kalam was made the country’s most famous nuclear scientist.

The Last Years of Kalam’s Life :

After leaving the post, Kalam became a visiting professor for the Indian Institute of Management. And worked as a professor of aerospace engineering at Anna University of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology.

In May 2012, Kalam launched a program called What Can I Give for India’s youth against corruption.

Abdul Kalam Death :

APJ Abdul Kalam
Kalam at Bijnor a week before his death

On 27 July 2015, when Kalam traveled to Shillong to deliver a lecture on “Creating a Liveable Planet Earth”. His health deteriorated after only five minutes in his lecture. He was taken to a nearby Bethany hospital in critical condition. But doctors could not save him despite a lot of effort.

After his death, Kalam’s body was brought from Shillong to Guwahati in an Indian Air Force helicopter. On the morning of 29 July, Kalam’s body was taken to his hometown Rameswaram. On 30 July 2015, he was buried with full state honors at Pei Karambu Maidan in Rameswaram. 

Final Words :

Abdul Kalam is still remembered today for his honesty and his simple lifestyle. After his death, there was not much in his property. His personal possessions included his books, his harp, some clothes, a CD player and a laptop.

Throughout his lifetime, he was very close to his family and he used to send small amounts regularly to all of them. And himself remained a bachelor for a lifetime.

A national memorial has been built by DRDO in the island city of Pei Karumbu in Tamil Nadu in his memory. And along with this, hundreds of paintings depicting the life of this great scientist and leader have also been displayed.

In the last let’s see some amazing APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes With images.

Abdul Kalam Must Read Books :

1) Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam
2) Turning Points : A Journey Through Challenges
3) Ignited Minds
4) You Are Born To Blossom

APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes :

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When learning something becomes purposeful for us, our creativity blossoms.

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The end is not the end, because the END means “Effort Never Dies”.

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We can never achieve success without suffering !!

Sometimes, it is necessary to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because when I look back, the same memories make me smile.

Always be active and learn to take responsibility!

Work for the things you believe in.

We should focus more on the beauty of the heart, not the face.

Every person in the world is born with a divine fire within themselves.

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Our dreams turn into thoughts and we get the result of those thoughts. That’s why dreaming is so important.

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Thinking is your capital from which you have to make your wealth.

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For great men, religion is a way to make friends. But ordinary people have made religion a means of battle.

It is not right to live only for some unknown future.

When you are in trouble, try to understand the relevance of your sufferings.

Adversity gives us a chance to self-examine.

The school stands behind our parents and home behind the teacher.

To be successful in life, you must have three powerful powers – desire, belief and expectation.

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Learning brings creativity, creativity makes us think, this thinking imparts knowledge and knowledge makes you great.

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Everyone has the same problems, but everyone has a different perspective !!!

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If you fail, do not be discouraged because FAIL means “First attempt at learning”.

Do not drag your feet if you want to leave your footprints on the sand of time.

God has stored many great potentials within our minds and personalities.

Just as a big shot is made of small shots in shooting, similarly small efforts give great success.

There is no use of learning without any knowledge.

Once your brain reaches a higher level, it never returns to its original dimension.

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Dreams are not what we come to sleep with, but dreams are those when you cannot sleep before completing them.

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God gives us the opportunity to grow through the difficulties and problems of life.

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Don’t rest after your first win because if you fail the second time, people will say that your first win was just luck.

You have to dream before you try to make your dreams come true.

Today, more reviews than ideas are available.

You did not discover what you were about to accomplish but it was always predetermined.

All reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Only a few inappropriate people try to make the world favorable to them.

The most powerful resource on earth is the ignited mind of the youth of the earth.

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For success, our thinking is our capital, taking risks is the way, hard work is the solution.

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All birds find shelter to survive the rain. But the eagle flies above the clouds to avoid the rain.

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A man needs difficulties to enjoy success in life.

If you want to shine like the sun, then first you have to burn like the sun.

The minds of great scientists are quickly shaped by unforgettable experiences.