17 February 2017

Special Cancellation on the First Death anniversary of Late President A P J Abdul Kalam 27.7.2016


On the first death anniversary of Late President A P J Abdul Kalam, Department Of Post has issued a special cancellation.
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam better known as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007A career scientist turned statesman, Kalam was born and raised in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, and studied physics and aerospace engineering.  He came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He also played a pivotal organisational, technical, and political role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974.
Widely referred to as the "People's President", he returned to his civilian life of education, writing and public service after a single term. He was a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Bharat RatnaIndia's highest civilian honour.
Kalam collapsed and died While delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong,  on 27 July 2015, aged 83. 

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