Bharat Ratna Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam born October 15, 1931, Tamil Nadu, India, usually referred to as Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, was the eleventh President of India, serving from 2002 to 2007. During his term as The President, he was popularly known as the People\s President. Before his term as India\s president, he worked as an engineer with DRDO and ISRO and was awarded India\s highest civilian honor Bharat Ratna in 1997 for his work with ISRO and DRDO and his role as a scientific advisor to the Indian government. He is popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his work on development of ballistic missile and space rocket technology. In India he is highly respected as a Statist and as an Engineer. Kalam played a pivotal organizational, technical and political role in India\s Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in
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