India is celebrating the 88th birth anniversary of India’s 11th President, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. His contribution to science and space research is way more than any material recognition presented upon by society. Kalam’s significant achievement in the field of science as well as in aerospace is well known all over the world.
Named as the ‘Missile Man’ for his contributions towards the developments of India’s missile projects, APJ Abdul Kalam had always been loved kids. He often spoke to children and the country’s youth — inspiring them to think big in life; he also an author of numerous books.
The cricket fraternity on Tuesday paid tributes to former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on his 88th birth anniversary. Cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir shared a picture of the ‘missile man’ along with a quote in Hindi on his Twitter handle.
"सपने वो नहीं जो आप सोते समय देखते हैं, बल्कि सपने वो हैं जो आपको सोने नहीं देते" अपनी सोच और सहयोग से भारत को एक नई दिशा देने वाले हमारे पूर्व राष्ट्रपति अब्दुल कलाम जी की जयंती पर उनको शत-शत नमन. pic.twitter.com/LXdVY73XM5
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 15, 2019
Gambhir’s former opening partner, Virender Sehwag wrote: “Humble tributes to Dr #APJAbdulKalam ji on his birth anniversary, one of the greatest Indians to have walked the planet Kalam Sahab ko Salaam”.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 15, 2019
Paying tributes to Dr. Kalam, former cricketer VVS Laxman on Twitter wrote, “Tribute to Dr #APJAbdulKalam on his birth anniversary. His thoughts & vision are a treasure to safeguard and continue to inspire.”
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 15, 2019
The Indian opener, Shikhar Dhawan wrote: “Respected Dr. #APJAbdulKalam Ji, remembering you on your birth anniversary. What the ‘Missile Man’ has done for our nation is invaluable. Thank you for taking India to unimaginable heights, you are always in our thoughts and prayers.”
Respected Dr. #APJAbdulKalam Ji, remembering you on your birth anniversary.. What the 'Missile Man' has done for our nation is invaluable.. Thank you for taking India to unimaginable heights, you are always in our thoughts and prayers..🙏 pic.twitter.com/DMTH404NQ8
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 15, 2019
“Tributes to an absolute inspiration and a role model, Dr #APJAbdulKalam on his birth anniversary. In awe of his greatness, what a man,” tweeted former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 15, 2019
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, better known as the ‘Missile Man of India’ for his contributions towards the development of the country’s missile projects was born on October 15, 1931, at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. In 2002, Dr. Kalam became the 11th President of India and famously became the ‘People’s President’ for his friendly nature to one and all.
The former President suffered a cardiac arrest on July 27, 2015, and passed away while giving a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong.