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Today India celebrates the 84th birth anniversary of its 'Missile Man' i.e. Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam who is an inspirational face in the minds of the youth and a person to have strong desires to make India a powerful developed country in the world.

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam born on 15th October, 1931 was from a Tamil Muslim family. His father Jainulabdeen was a boat owner and imam of local mosque, his mother was a housewife. Even from poor class family Abdul Kalam studied hard and with strong dedication to his career. He graduated from Madras University in physics in the year 1954 and later in 1960 graduated as aerospace engineer from Madras Institute of Technology.

As scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam gave many valuable contributions for India. Kalam's efforts proved true when he successfully develop the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and SLV-III projects. Kalam was well-known for developing missile system for Indian defence viz. surface to surface, surface to air, air to air etc. Kalam's contribution as scientist proved India a powerful armed nation before other countries.

Along with Kalam's great work as scientist he served as the 11th President of India. In 2002, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) which was in power nominated Kalam for the post of President and both Samajwadi Party and National Congress Party backed his candidacy. His term lasted from 25 July 2002 until 25 July 2007. He always worked for the welfare of Indian citizens. His patriotism and love towards India is seen through his work.

"You have to dream before your dreams come true", Kalam's words itself spoke about the hopes or dreams that one should have to become successful person in life. His mission and vision to bring youth power together for the development of India and make India a powerful nation comes across through his various books and writings and even from his speeches. His books like 'Wings of Fire' and 'India 2020' proved a real inspiration for every Indian citizen.

Today, on his 84th birth anniversary Suresh Babu who worked with Abdul Kalam in Anna University had started 'Naalya I.N.D.I.A.' (Tomorrow's India) as NGO. On Kalam's birth anniversary Prime Minister Narendra Modi made tweets remembering him.

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On 27 July 2015, Abdul Kalam died due to cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong. But, even after his death he is still alive in minds of people and his desire, mission and vision to make India a powerful country is followed by every youngster and citizen in India today.