A. P. J. Kalam (Avul Pakir Jainulabhudin Abdul Kalam) was born on Thursday, October 15, 1931 in Rameshwaram and he is a famous scientist from India of Muslim religion. He started his career as a newspaper vendor. He was graduated from Madras Institute of Technology, majoring in aeronautical engineering. The Govt. of India has honored him with the nation's highest civilian honor, The Padma Bushan in 1981 and the Bharat ratna in 1997.
Life in Brief:
- Being born on Oct 15, A. P. J. is a Libra. - his ethnicity: Asian/Indian. - his mother's name: Ashiamma. - his father's name: Jainulabdeen Marakayar.
A. P. J. Kalam had studied at Schwartz High School, Ramanathapuram and then he attended the BSc, St. Joseph's College (in 1950).