Remembering The People’s President: Tributes Pour In On Dr Kalam’s 5th Death Anniversary

Tributes and messages commemorating the legacy of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the Missile Man Of India, flooded the Internet  on his fifth death anniversary.

The former president of India bid adieu to the world on July 27, 2015, after suffering a cardiac arrest while delivering a speech at IIM Shillong.

Being a people’s president, Dr Kalam was loved and respected by people across all age groups.

An aerospace scientist, Dr Kalam served as India’s 11th President of India, from 2002 to 2007. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1981 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1990.

In 1997, Kalam was decorated with India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, for his contribution to scientific research and modernisation of defence technology in India.

Netizens remembered him by posting pictures exemplifying his attributes of kindness. Among them were some rare photographs of Dr Kalam.

Here’s a look at some of the tributes posted on social media platforms:


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Rembering the #MissileMan and former president of india #apjabdulkalam 5th #deathAnniversary today

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Dr Kalam headed a plethora of projects which gave India a special identity in the field of nuclear and missile research. But what perhaps stood out was the pivotal role he played in the much-applauded Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998 which helped India emerge as a nuclear state.

The author of 25 books — including ‘Wings of Fire’ and ‘Ignited Minds’, Dr Kalam was a great advocate for education and always believed in the power of youth in shaping a nation.

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