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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

1931 - 2015

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Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam BR ( ; 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an Indian aerospace scientist and statesman who served as the 11th president of India from 2002 to 2007. Born and raised in a Muslim family in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, he studied physics and aerospace engineering. He spent the next four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India's civilian space programme and military missile development efforts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam has received more than 45,202,507 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is the 198th most popular politician (down from 169th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from India and the 3rd most popular Indian Politician.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was an Indian scientist and statesman who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Widely referred to as the "People's President" and the "Missile Man of India", he made significant contributions to India's civilian space program and military missile development and was a beloved figure for his dedication to education and inspiration to the youth.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ranks 198 out of 19,576Before him are Mark Antony, Salman of Saudi Arabia, Ali Khamenei, Batu Khan, William I, German Emperor, and Louis the Pious. After him are Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Henry III of France, Hosni Mubarak, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Bayezid I, and Mehmed I.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ranks 4Before him are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and Rajneesh. After him are Toni Morrison, Raúl Castro, Mário Zagallo, James Dean, Tomas Tranströmer, Irvin D. Yalom, Isabel Martínez de Perón, and Raymond Kopa. Among people deceased in 2015, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ranks 2Before him is Lee Kuan Yew. After him are Günter Grass, John Forbes Nash Jr., Demis Roussos, Nicholas Winton, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Christopher Lee, Omar Sharif, Terry Pratchett, Tomas Tranströmer, and B.B. King.

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In India

Among people born in India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ranks 8 out of 1,861Before him are Narendra Modi (1950), Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), George Orwell (1903), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), and Rabindranath Tagore (1861). After him are Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Ramakrishna (1836), Vivien Leigh (1913), and Nagarjuna (150).

Among POLITICIANS In India

Among politicians born in India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ranks 3Before him are Narendra Modi (1950), and Ashoka (-304). After him are Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Shivaji (1627), Indira Gandhi (1917), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Sariputta (-568), Jahangir (1569), and Aurangzeb (1618).