New Delhi, Oct 15: As the nation celebrates the 85th birth anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday, the users of the micro-blogging site, Twitter, were the first to honour the immense contributions of the former president.
Since early Saturday morning, #APJAbdulKalam started trending on Twitter. One of the most loved presidents of the country, Dr Kalam was immensely adored by the youngsters as he constantly promoted science and technology during his entire life.
Dr Kalam was born on October 15, 1931, at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. The eminent scientist, Dr Kalam, was awarded the Padma Bhushan (1981), the Padma Vibhushan (1990), and India's highest civilian award-- the Bharat Ratna in 1997.
He was popularly known as the "Missile Man of India" for his immense contribution in the field.
In 2002, Dr Kalam became the 11th President of India and famously became the "People's President" for his friendly nature to one and all.
Dr Kalam succumbed to a massive cardiac arrest and died on July 27, 2015 while delivering a speech at the IIM Shillong.
Here we bring you some of the tweets:
"If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun" ~ #APJAbdulKalam— Radhika Mundra (@radhikamundra99) October 14, 2016
One of the most inspiring and loved presidents of India. 🙏🏻
On his birth anniversary, let's remember the views and virtues on which #APJAbdulKalam lived all his life. One of the greatest humans— shadab ahmed (@shady2k8) October 14, 2016