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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
(15 Oct 1931 - 27 Jul 2015)

Indian aerospace engineer and president who was so prominent in the development of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapon testing in his country that he became known as the “Missile Man of India”. He became the 11th President of India (2002-2007).


Science Quotes by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (7 quotes)

Prof. Sarabhai assessed the work capacity of an engineer or a scientist not by his degree or his training, but by his self-confidence.
— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
As given in narrative form by Mahesh Sharma, P. Bhalla and P.K. Das, in 'Prof. Vikram Sarabhai in the Opinion of Dr. Kalam', Pride Of The Nation: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2004), 46.
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Prof. Sarabhai had the keen desire that India must be independent in rocket manufacturing, hence he was always full of zeal to do something new.
— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
As given in narrative form by Mahesh Sharma, P. Bhalla and P.K. Das, in 'Prof. Vikram Sarabhai in the Opinion of Dr. Kalam', Pride Of The Nation: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2004), 46.
Science quotes on:  |  Desire (208)  |  Independence (35)  |  India (22)  |  Manufacturing (29)  |  New (1239)  |  Rocket (44)  |  Vikram Sarabhai (8)  |  Zeal (12)

[Vikram Sarabhai] always gave new technical knowledge to the engineers and at that moment his face was lit with joy.
— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
As given in narrative form by Mahesh Sharma, P. Bhalla and P.K. Das, in 'Prof. Vikram Sarabhai in the Opinion of Dr. Kalam', Pride Of The Nation: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2004), 46.
Science quotes on:  |  Engineer (131)  |  Joy (113)  |  Knowledge (1588)  |  New (1239)  |  Vikram Sarabhai (8)  |  Technical (50)

[Vikram Sarabhai] informed the whole of his team about any new project and started working on it only after having discussed it with everyone.
— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
As given in narrative form by Mahesh Sharma, P. Bhalla and P.K. Das, in 'Prof. Vikram Sarabhai in the Opinion of Dr. Kalam', Pride Of The Nation: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2004), 46.
Science quotes on:  |  Discussion (76)  |  Everyone (35)  |  Inform (49)  |  New (1239)  |  Project (75)  |  Research (728)  |  Vikram Sarabhai (8)  |  Start (225)  |  Team (16)  |  Work (1368)

[Vikram Sarabhai] never deviated even in adverse situations, instead he accepted that to err or to forget something in order to learn something is not an offence.
— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
As given in narrative form by Mahesh Sharma, P. Bhalla and P.K. Das, in 'Prof. Vikram Sarabhai in the Opinion of Dr. Kalam', Pride Of The Nation: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2004), 46.
Science quotes on:  |  Adversity (4)  |  Error (334)  |  Forgetfulness (8)  |  Learning (288)  |  Vikram Sarabhai (8)

[Vikram Sarabhai] said that if we want to establish ourselves in the world, we have to be self-sufficient and search for new ideas and techniques.
— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
As given in narrative form by Mahesh Sharma, P. Bhalla and P.K. Das, in 'Prof. Vikram Sarabhai in the Opinion of Dr. Kalam', Pride Of The Nation: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2004), 46.
Science quotes on:  |  Establish (61)  |  New Ideas (17)  |  Progress (482)  |  Research (728)  |  Vikram Sarabhai (8)  |  Search (165)  |  Self-Sufficient (3)  |  Technique (83)  |  World (1810)

[Vikram Sarabhai] said that the performer must have emotional attachment with the project along with the physical: otherwise one can’t attain dedication and devotion for it.
— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
As given in narrative form by Mahesh Sharma, P. Bhalla and P.K. Das, in 'Prof. Vikram Sarabhai in the Opinion of Dr. Kalam', Pride Of The Nation: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2004), 46.
Science quotes on:  |  Attachment (7)  |  Attain (126)  |  Dedication (12)  |  Devotion (36)  |  Emotion (102)  |  Project (75)  |  Research (728)  |  Vikram Sarabhai (8)


See also:
  • 15 Oct - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Kalam's birth.
  • Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, by Abdul Kalam and Arun Tiwari. - book suggestion.

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