Interesting facts about our late former President APJ Abdul Kalam

The late former President of India passed away on 27th July this year leaving behind a bereaved nation and a legacy of honesty, inspiration and simple living-high thinking. Here are some facts about the great man we often tend to overlook.

#1  His full name 

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Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born in the Pamban Island area of the famous pilgrimage site Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. His family had humble roots. His father owned a boat that would carry pilgrims to and from the Holy site of Rameswaram. As he grew up, poverty penetrated deep in his family. As a youth, he even had to sell newspapers to support his family which also comprised three brothers and one sister.

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