APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Day: Abdul Kalam Books, Quotes, Peotry, Early Life, Presidency, Memorial & Death Anniversay

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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Day: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, better known as A. P. J. Abdul Kalam who was the 11th president of India. Kalam was born and brought up in Rameswaram and became a scientist and worked for DRDO and ISRO. After his sudden demise at Shillong on 27th July 2015, he was laid to rest at Pei Karumbu, Rameswaram on 30th July 2015.

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A memorial has been built at the burial site. Inside, the memorial, one can see the selected photos, paintings and miniature models of misssiles etc.,. The memorial is less than 1 km from Rameswaram.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Former President of India – APJ Abdul Kalam

Early life and Education

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 to a Tamil Muslim family in the pilgrimage centre of Rameswaram on Pamban Island, then in the Madras Presidency and now in the State of Tamil Nadu. His father Jainulabdeen was a boat owner and imam of a local mosque.

School: Schwartz Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram,

College: Saint Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli, then affiliated with the University of Madras, from where he graduated in physics in 1954.

Higher Studies at IIT: He moved to Madras in 1955 to study aerospace engineering in Madras Institute of Technology (IIT).


Kalam served as the 11th President of India, succeeding K. R. Narayanan. He won the 2002 presidential election with an electoral vote of 922,884, surpassing the 107,366 votes won by Lakshmi Sahgal. His term lasted from 25 July 2002 to 25 July 2007. During his term as president, he was affectionately known as the People’s President.

APJ Abdul Kalam death anniversary

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the former president of India, was a nuclear scientist, writer, poet and educationist. He died on July 27, 2015 at the age of 83. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen (APJ) Abdul Kalam had excelled in different fields and served the nation till his death.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam National Memorial in Rameshwaram

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Rameshwaram
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Rameshwaram

Abdul Kalam National Memorial, is a Mausoleum in memory of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam the 11th President of India (2002-2007)

The everlasting memory of India’s great leader, former president, and a renowned scientist – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, now welcomes the visitors to the temple town of Rameshwaram. Dr. Kalam, who always reflected the simplicity, depth, and calmness of Rameshwaram through his life, is remarkably showcased in his memorial. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam National Memorial was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 27th July, 2017. Presenting as an interesting sightseeing choice, the memorial of the former president invites the tourists from all over the world to witness India’s diversity and different culture.

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial Site

APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial: Burial site of former President of India Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, marked by a life-sized statue. Memorial park in Tamil Nadu!

  • Rameswaram-Dhanushkodi Road, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu 623526
  • Abdul Kalam’s house was on the Mosque Street in Rameswaram.
  • Rameswaram temple was about a ten minute walk form kalam’s house.

Abdul Kalam house

Address – 12/7, Mosque Street, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu 623526.

Best place is rameswaram to visit. I loved all the wax statue and personal belongings collection of Sir Kalam. Photography inside is strictly not allowed but I’ve got outdoor photography

– Students after visit

His Excellency Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the Former President of India and a world-renowned Space Scientist, was keen on encouraging the students in India

Remember his Books

On the day of APJ Abdul Kalam memorial day & death anniversary, ready to read his books to ignite you to grow and succeed.

Wings of fire

An Autobiography: Wings of Fire (1999), is the autobiography of the Missile Man of India and President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. It was written by him and Arun Tiwari

Published By:
Universities Press(India) Private Limited, Hyderabad. 

2020- A Vision for the New Millennium

APJ Abdul Kalam With YS Rajan

Published By:
Penguin Books India(Private) Limited, New Delhi. www.penguinbooksindia.com  

Envisioning an Empowered Nation

Technology for Societal Transformation: APJ Abdul Kalam With A Sivathanu Pillai

Published By:
Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi.   

Ignited Minds

Unleashing The Power Within India: APJ Abdul Kalam

Published By:
Penguin Books India(Private) Limited, New Delhi. www.penguinbooksindia.com   

My Journey

APJ Abdul Kalam

Published By:
V Suryanarayana Murthy   

Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology

R Narasimha & APJ Abdul Kalam

Published By:
Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.   

The Luminous Sparks

A biography in verse and colours: APJ Abdul Kalam

Published By:
Punya Publishing Private Limited, Bangalore   

The Life Tree

Poems : A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
Painting illustrations by Manav Gupta

Published By:
Penguin Books India (Private) Limited, New Delhi. www.penguinbooksindia.com   

Mission India

A Vision for Indian Youth:A.P.J. Abdul Kalam with Y.S. Rajan

Published By: 
Penguin Books India (Private) Limited, New Delhi. www.penguinbooksindia.com

Children Ask Kalam

Children and A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Published By:
Pearson Education, Registered Office: 14, Local Shopping Centre , Panchsheel Park, New Delhi-17 

Guiding Souls

Dialogues on the Purpose of life : A.P.J. Abdul Kalam with Arun K Tiwari

Published By:
Ocean Books Pvt. Ltd., 4/19 Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi-2
Web Site: www.oceanbooks.in

Indomitable Spirit

Published By:
Rajpal & Sons, Madarsa Road, Kashmere Gate, New Delhi – 110006.
Website: rajpalsons.com

Inspiring Thoughts


Published By:
Rajpal & Sons, Madarsa Road, Kashmere Gate, New Delhi – 110006.
Website: rajpalsons.com


On the day of APJ Abdul Kalam memorial day & death anniversary, recall his quotes to inspire you.

“Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.”

APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes

“Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is stagnation of the individual, organisation and the country. Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action, converts adversity into prosperity.”

“When you speak, speak the truth; perform when you promise; discharge your trust… Withhold your hands from striking, and from taking that which is unlawful and bad…”

“What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful and to remove the wrongs of injured…”

“Away! Fond thoughts, and vex my soul no more! Work claimed my wakeful nights, my busy days Albeit brought memories of Rameswaram shore Yet haunt my dreaming gaze!”

“I will not be presumptuous enough to say that my life can be a role model for anybody; but some poor child living in an obscure place in an underprivileged social setting may find a little solace in the way my destiny has been shaped. It could perhaps help such children liberate themselves from the bondage of their illusory backwardness and hopelessness?..”

“My worthiness is all my doubt His Merit- all my fear- Contrasting which my quality Does however appear “


On the day of APJ Abdul Kalam memorial day & death anniversary, remember his peom

  1. Our mission is water
  2. Prayer for departed children of Kumbakonam
  3. My dear Soldiers
  4. Village Development is key to Nation Development
  5. Rakhi Day is Righteous Day
  6. Guru Prakasham
  7. Soaring Dream
  8. Dream
  9. The Vision
  10. The Vision (Tamil)
  11. I am the Indian Ocean
  12. Homage to Carnatic Music Doyen Late M S Subbulakshmi
  13. The Life Treez
  14. Rock Walls
  15. Where are we?
  16. Where are we? (Tamil)
  17. Song of Youth
  18. Earth shining in Glory
  19. Phoenix of Life
  20. Neva Speaks
  21. My Garden Smiles
  22. Radiating message from Sree Siddaganga Math

Island Named after APJ Abdul Kalam

Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island, is an island off the coast of Odisha, India, approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) east of the state capital Bhubaneswar.

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