Interesting Facts about Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Top Interesting Facts to Know about Dr. Abdul Kalam:

  • He was born in an Islamic Family and grew up and raised in poverty. To contribute and help his father’s little income, he distributed newspapers when he was young.
  • He was a student and disciple of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, who was a great Indian Scientist and guided him with valuable advices.
  • At ISRO, he always came across the failed tests followed by press and accepted and took responsibility for his mistakes. He never claimed and declared his successes achieved during his profession in the organisation.
  • Kalam was the first bachelor (unmarried person) to become the Indian President and occupy the official president home, Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • He was the third Indian President to have been awarded with Bharat Ratna, before being elected as president.
  • He was prominently known for his own thank you cards in his own handwriting with personalised and humanity messages.
  • He showed keen interest in literature (liberal arts) and wrote poems in Tamil, which is his native language.
  • Being a Muslim, he also has knowledge about Hindu Traditions and Customs and read the epic, Bhagavad Gita.
  • He was a scholar and professor of Thirukkural (a classic text which has 1330 couplets). In most of his speeches, he was well known to quote at least a single couplet.
  • He had millions of followers on Twitter, but he only followed 38 people.


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