New Delhi : July 27: Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday paid tribute to former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his 5th death anniversary. Amit Shah tweeted “Tributes to Dr APJ Abduk Kalam, an epitome of intellect, wisdom and simplicity. A people’s president, who left indelible marks on several fields ranging from science to politics.” Shah said that Kalam’s quest for knowledge continues to inspire and capture the idea of a self-reliant India.
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalm was born on October 15,1931, at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. His commitment towards education crossed many hurdles in his student life. He worked as a newspaper boy to support his education and family. Despite all odds, he achieved excellence in his academics. He also served highest constitutional post I India. Dr Kalam was a pioneer in developing the country’s missile projects. In 1997, he received the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India. Other awards include the Padma Bushan (1981) and the Padma Vibhushan (1990). In 2002, Dr Kalam became the 11th President of India. He always called himself as a teacher first.