Dr. Apj Abdul Kalam

Dr Apj Abdul Kalam

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Are you Looking for Dr Apj Abdul Kalam Age, Birthday, Height, Net Worth, Family, salary, Weight etc..Find the latest complete information on celebwoods.com. Dr Apj Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 in Tamil Nadu, India. He is a scientist.

Full NameAvul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
NicknameMissile Man, People’s President
ProfessionProfessor, Author, Aerospace Scientist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 163 cm
in meters– 1.63 m
in feet inches– 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 60 kg
in pounds– 132 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 October 1931
Birth PlaceRameswaram, Ramnad District, Madras Presidency, British India
(now in Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Death27 July 2015
Place of DeathShillong, Meghalaya, India
Age (at the time of death)83 Years
Death CauseCardiac arrest (Stroke)
Resting PlacePei Karumbu, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra

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HometownRameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolSchwartz Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, India
College/UniversitySt. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Madras Institute of Technology, Chromepet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Educational QualificationBachelor of Science in Physics from Saint Joseph’s College, the University of Madras in 1954
A Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology in 1960
FamilyFather– Jainulabiddin Marakayar (A boat owner and Imam of a local Mosque)

Mother– Ashiamma Jainulabiddin (Housewife
Brothers– Kasim Mohammed, Mustafa Kamal, Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraikayar

Sister– Asim Zohra (eldest)

EthnicityTamil Muslim
HobbiesPlaying Veena, Delivering Motivational Lectures, Walking, Listening to Indian Classical Music

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

  • He was born to a Tamil Muslim family in Rameswaram.
  • Kalam’s father owned a ferry, which took Hindu pilgrims back and forth between Rameswaram and Dhanushkodi (now uninhabited).
  • He was the youngest of 4 brothers and one sister in his family.
  • His ancestors had been affluent traders and landowners. They mainly had grocery trade to and from Sri Lanka.
  • Because of ferrying pilgrims between the mainland and Pamban, the family earned the title of “Mara Kalam iyakkivar” (wooden boat steerers).
Dr. Apj Abdul Kalam
Dr. Apj Abdul Kalam

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