• Former Indian President and eminent scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam at a press conference

    In pictures: Abdul Kalam's life

    Former president and eminent scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam at a press conference for the 'Agni' missile project in New Delhi, on May 26, 1989. ...

  • Kalam being conferred the 13th Indira Gandhi Award

    In pictures: Abdul Kalam's life

    Kalam being conferred the 13th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration by Congress President Sonia Gandhi at a function. (UNI file photo)

  • Kalam receiving the Padma Vibhushan Award

    In pictures: Abdul Kalam's life

    Kalam receiving the Padma Vibhushan Award on March 24, 1990. (PTI file photo)

  • SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav with his scientific advisor APJ Abdul Kalam

    In pictures: Abdul Kalam's life

    SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was then the defence minister, at a press conference along with his scientific advisor APJ Abdul Kalam in New ...

  • Nobel Laureate Amartya sen with Kalam

    In pictures: Abdul Kalam's life

    Nobel Laureate Amartya sen with Kalam at a reception hosted in Sen's honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan, on January 3, 1999. (PTI file photo)

  • Kalam with President KR Narayanan, left, and Prime Minister IK Gujral, second from right

    In pictures: Abdul Kalam's life

    Kalam with then President KR Narayanan, left, and Prime Minister IK Gujral, second from right, at Navy Day Reception in New Delhi, on December 4, ...

  • Kalam receives the Bharat Ratna from President KR Narayanan

    In pictures: Abdul Kalam's life

    Kalam receives the Bharat Ratna from then President KR Narayanan, right, on March 1, 1998. (PTI file photo)

  • Kalam, left, with then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee

    In pictures: Abdul Kalam's life

    Kalam with then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee during the funeral ceremony of vice President Krishan Kant Sharma in New Delhi, on July 28, 2002. ...

  • Kalam with Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi

    In pictures: Abdul Kalam's life

    Kalam with former prime minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, in May 2004. (PTI file photo)

  • Kalam shakes hands with George W Bush as Laura Bush looks on

    In pictures: Abdul Kalam's life

    Kalam shakes hands with former US president George W Bush, right, as first lady Laura Bush, second right, looks on during Bush's ceremonial welcome at ...

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