Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam better known as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam needs no introduction. The people’s president has been showered with love and continues to inspire millions of lives all over the world. Born on October 15, 1931, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam made monumental contributions both to the world of science as well as humanity in his life and is thoroughly missed by one and all after his death. October 15, 2017, marks the 86th birth anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Lovingly called ‘The Missile Man of India,’ APJ Abdul Kalam’s thoughtful quotes on life, dreams and success have been inspiring millions of people all over the world. ‘Kalam Sandesh Vahini: Vision 2020’, reaches Delhi

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam served as the President of India from 2002 to 2007 and his phenomenal work both during his term and after that played a key role in the renowned scientist becoming a role model for millions. From his early struggles to get the proper education to his contributions to India’s civilian space programme and military missile development efforts, Dr Kalam’s life story has been nothing short of a stirring journey. Dr Kalam’s work in science with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) ranging to a span of four decades played a key role in putting India on the international map. As we remember the renowned scientist, the respected former President and the phenomenal human being that was APJ Abdul Kalam, here are a few inspiring and thoughtful quotes by the People’s President.

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on the journey to Success

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Quote Reads: Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.

Dr Kalam’s words on dreams and dreamers

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Quote Reads: Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.

On climbing the ladder

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Quote Reads: Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.

Strength and its power as said by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Quote Reads: Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.

Some inspiring words to get through problems

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Quote Reads: We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

On building a better tomorrow

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Quote Reads: Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.

The Missile Man’s words on science

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Quote Reads: Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.

Keep shining bright

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Quote Reads: If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.

Some motivating words on self-motivation

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Quote Reads: The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam passed away on July 27, 2017, from a cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong. The sudden death of Dr Kalam left the world at a standstill and thousands of people attended his funeral that was held in his hometown, Rameshwaram. To celebrate APJ Abdul Kalam’s 86th  birth anniversary, the APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation has conducted 86 events since October 1, 2017, and the current Indian President Ram Nath Kovind is expected to participate in a special celebration at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.