A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

1931 - 2015

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam ( (listen); 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an Indian aerospace scientist and politician who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and 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 29,206,396 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 237th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ranks 234 out of 14,801Before him are Yitzhak Rabin, Louis Philippe I, Mahmud II, Puyi, Georges Danton, and Philip II of France. After him are Theodore Roosevelt, Golda Meir, Antoninus Pius, Louis XI of France, Babur, and Charles VII of France.

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Among people born in 1931, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ranks 4Before him are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and Rajneesh. After him are James Dean, Raúl Castro, Tomas Tranströmer, Alice Munro, Anatoly Dyatlov, João Gilberto, Robert Duvall, and Philip Kotler. Among people deceased in 2015, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ranks 3Before him are John Forbes Nash Jr. and Lee Kuan Yew. After him are Günter Grass, Christopher Lee, Omar Sharif, Demis Roussos, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Tomas Tranströmer, B.B. King, Süleyman Demirel, and Terry Pratchett.

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Among people born in India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ranks 8 out of 848Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), George Orwell (1903), Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), and Amitabh Bachchan (1942). After him are Kālidāsa (400), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Indira Gandhi (1917), Vivien Leigh (1913), and Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887).


Among politicians born in India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ranks 2Before him are Ashoka (-304). After him are Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Indira Gandhi (1917), Shivaji (1627), Rama (null), Aurangzeb (1618), Jahangir (1569), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), and Alauddin Khalji (1266).

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