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Timeline: Life and career of Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam

Here is a timeline of APJ Abdul Kalam's life and career as India's pre-eminent defence scientist and one of the country's most popular president.

india Updated: Jul 29, 2015 01:34 IST
HT Correspondent
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Former president and Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam, who would have turned 84 in October, died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest at the IIM-Shillong on Monday evening.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among a host of dignitaries who paid tribute to Abdul Kalam’s body after it was carried in a special flight from Guwahati to Delhi on Tuesday.

Here is a timeline of his life and career as India's pre-eminent defence scientist and one of the country's most popular president.