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
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.