A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Former President of India Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen "A. P. J." Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. A career scientist turned politician, Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and studied physics and aerospace engineering. Wikipedia Died: July 27, 2015, Shillong
I first met Dr.Abdul Kalam in 1992. He was at the time an advisor to the Indian government and I was a very active member of a scientist group that was opposing nuclear proliferation and working in the United States. I distinctly remember the impression he made upon me.