Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam or simply known as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, son of a fisherman, was an average student during school days. He distributed newspaper to support his father.
He does not have a formal PhD degree from any recognized institution. Yes it is true! Rejected by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for not having “requisite scientific credentials”, he was later honoured by PhD degree by more than 30 international institutions and universities.
President post was honoured to have Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He once refused to sit in President’s chair as it was larger in size than other chairs. A person synonym to simplicity and humanity.
He touched the sky and yet his feet were on the ground.
May his soul rest in peace.