A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is an Indian scientist who served our country as president from 2002 to 2007.Born in 1931 in Dhanushkodi, India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam joined India’s defense department after graduating from the Madras Institute of Technology.
He was a central figure in the development of the country’s nuclear capabilities, and was hailed as a national hero after a series of successful tests in 1998. Kalam served as India’s president for one term, and died of a heart attack on July 27, 2015.