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Motivational Biography Of Sir Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

 "If you fail, never give up because FAIL means “First Attempt In Learning.”
Sir Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Motivational Biography Of Sir Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam gives us inspiration. Dr. Abul Phakhir Jainul Abdeen  Abdul Kalam is recognized as a bright luminary in the field of science. Apj Abdul Kalam belongs to a Tamil family in the small town of Rameshwaram. He was the youngest child of Zainul Abedin and Ashiamma. And Kalam had a very sweet relationship with his parents.


   Kalam started his education at a local school of Rameshwaram. Once he settled down at the Schwartz High School, Ramanathapuram. By the time Kalam completed his education at Schwartz. He was a self-confident boy determined to succeed. After that, he took a decision to continue his studies. In those days, higher education simply meant going to college. 

            In 1950, Kalam arrived at St. Joseph’s College, Trichi, to study for the Intermediate exam. When Kalam joined the B.Sc. degree course at St. Joseph’s College, he was fully unaware of any other alternative for higher education. Not did he have any information about career opportunities available to a student of Science. After obtaining B.Sc. he did realize that Physics was not his subject.

He had to go into engineering to realize his dreams. At that time Kalam applying for admission into Madras Institute of Technology (MIT). But it was not easy. But his positive mental attitude did not let him back down. Kalam somehow managed money as admission to this prestigious institution was an expensive affair. The only way for him to earn money after admission was to study hard and get a scholarship. 

He had an indomitable desire to move forward. After that Kalam received a degree in aeronautical engineering in 1960. After graduation, he joined the Defence Research and Development Organisation ( DRDO). And later he joined the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). 


       Kalam joined the Technical Centre (Civil Aviation) of the DTD&P (Air) as a Senior Scientific Assistant. At ISRO he served in various capacities. He was made the project manager of the mission for SLV-3. He played a great position in improving satellite launch vehicle technology and expertise in control, propulsion, and aerodynamics.  Abdul Kalam also played a major role in developing many missiles of India including Prithvi and Agni. For this reason, Kalam was also known as “The Missile Man of India”.

As Chairman of the Technology Information Technology, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) also got implicated with the composition of Technology vision and India’s protection concerns. Dr. Kalam was appointed as Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. Dr. Kalam was the 11th President of India, serving from 2002 to 2007 when the prime minister was Atal Bihari Vajpayee. During his term as president, he was popularly known as the people’s President. 


There is no success without any struggle. Samely, Dr. Kalam faced many rejections in his life. Although known by everyone today that he always had a desire to be an Air force pilot but didn’t get accepted by the Indian Air Force. However, he did not give up. He had the power of a subconscious mind, courage, and enthusiasm.

These never let him stop at the pace of life. While a lesser human may have been rejected and treated as a failure, Kalam considered the alternative that was presented to him a career as an Aeronautical Engineer and had one of the most prominent careers as one of the stalwarts of the Indian Missile Program as well as played a crucial role in the Indian Space Program. 


Hoover Medal in 2009, International von Karman Wings Award, Padma Bhushan in 1981, Padma Vibhushan in 1990, Bharat Ratna in 1997


1) “Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”

2) “Your best teacher is your last mistake.”

3) “It is very Easy To Defeat Someone, But it is Very Hard To Win Someone.”

4) “You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future.”

5) “All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”

6) “If you fail, never give up because FAIL means “First Attempt In Learning.”

7) “Dream is not the thing you see in sleep but is that thing that doesn’t let you sleep.”


A great Indian scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam died on July 27, 2015. Kalam suffered a huge heart attack while lecturing at the Indian Institute of Management and subsequently died at the age of 83. However, he is still alive in the minds of all Indians. Motivational Biography Of Sir Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and His indomitable courage, perseverance, and positive thinking inspires us to fight and move forward in our life.