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APJ Abdul Kalam's 88th Birth Anniversary: 30 Rare Photos You Must See

India | Getty Images | October 15, 2019, 9:47 am
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 On the occasion of APJ Abdul Kalam's birth anniversary, here are a few vintage and rare photos of him. (Image: AFP)
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On the occasion of APJ Abdul Kalam's birth anniversary, here are a few vintage and rare photos of him. (Image: AFP)

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 Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam receiving Padma Bhushan Award from President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)
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Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam receiving Padma Bhushan Award from President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam addressing a press conference after testing of Agni Missile in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)
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Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam addressing a press conference after testing of Agni Missile in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister Abdul Kalam presenting a report on fighter aircraft accidents to Defence Minister Mulayam Singh in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)
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Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister Abdul Kalam presenting a report on fighter aircraft accidents to Defence Minister Mulayam Singh in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)

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 APJ Abdul Kalam Scientific Advisor of Defence Ministry received GM Modi Award for Science Achievement in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)
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APJ Abdul Kalam Scientific Advisor of Defence Ministry received GM Modi Award for Science Achievement in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Dr. R Chidambaram, Department of Atomic Energy and Chairman Atomic Energy Commission with Dr. Abdul Kalam Scientific Advisor of Defence Ministry during a Press Conference after the successful Pokhran II in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)
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Dr. R Chidambaram, Department of Atomic Energy and Chairman Atomic Energy Commission with Dr. Abdul Kalam Scientific Advisor of Defence Ministry during a Press Conference after the successful Pokhran II in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)

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 APJ Abdul Kalam walks beside Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad. (Image: Getty Images)
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APJ Abdul Kalam walks beside Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. (Image: Getty Images)
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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Atal Bihari Vajpayee poses with Indian scientists, APJ Abdul Kalam, head of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation, and R. Chidambaram, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission after their meeting in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee poses with Indian scientists, APJ Abdul Kalam, head of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation, and R. Chidambaram, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission after their meeting in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam walks back after receiving GM Modi Award for Science Achievement in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)
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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam walks back after receiving GM Modi Award for Science Achievement in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)

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 President K. R. Narayanan greets newly-elected President APJ Abdul Kalam during a farewell party at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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President K. R. Narayanan greets newly-elected President APJ Abdul Kalam during a farewell party at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Abdul Kalam holds a baby belonging to a visitor at the President House in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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Abdul Kalam holds a baby belonging to a visitor at the President House in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 APJ Abdul Kalam gives an award to Aamir Khan for the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment of 2001 during the 49th National film awards ceremony in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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APJ Abdul Kalam gives an award to Aamir Khan for the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment of 2001 during the 49th National film awards ceremony in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 APJ Abdul Kalam with Sunderlal Bahuguna, father of the Indian Green Movement, at the opening of the Science Congress in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)
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APJ Abdul Kalam with Sunderlal Bahuguna, father of the Indian Green Movement, at the opening of the Science Congress in New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Defence Minister George Fernandes and Indian scientists APJ Abdul Kalam head of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation, and R. Chidambaram, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission wave to soldiers at the Buddha Site, in the western desert state of Rajasthan. (Image: Reuters)
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Defence Minister George Fernandes and Indian scientists APJ Abdul Kalam head of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation, and R. Chidambaram, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission wave to soldiers at the Buddha Site, in the western desert state of Rajasthan. (Image: Reuters)

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 Sonia Gandhi greets India's newly elected president, APJ Abdul Kalam outside his residence in New Delhi. (Image: AFP)
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Sonia Gandhi greets India's newly elected president, APJ Abdul Kalam outside his residence in New Delhi. (Image: AFP)

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 Indian Defense Minister George Fernandes shakes hands with top Indian nuclear scientist APJ Abdul Kalam after autographing a book on the Indian Air Force. (Image: AFP)
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Indian Defense Minister George Fernandes shakes hands with top Indian nuclear scientist APJ Abdul Kalam after autographing a book on the Indian Air Force. (Image: AFP)

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 President APJ Abdul Kalam meets the Indian Cricket team in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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President APJ Abdul Kalam meets the Indian Cricket team in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam chats with children of the Bachchon ka Ghar orphanage in New Delhi. (Image: AFP)
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President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam chats with children of the Bachchon ka Ghar orphanage in New Delhi. (Image: AFP)

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 Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam smile during the welcome ceremony at the Presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam smile during the welcome ceremony at the Presidential palace in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 President APJ Abdul Kalam shakes the hand of an Indian soldier while other troops look on during a visit at the Uri sector in Srinagar. (Image: Reuters)
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President APJ Abdul Kalam shakes the hand of an Indian soldier while other troops look on during a visit at the Uri sector in Srinagar. (Image: Reuters)

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 Atal Bihari Vajpayee and APJ Abdul Kalam. (Image: Reuters)
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee and APJ Abdul Kalam. (Image: Reuters)

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 Eminent Indian scientists Dr K. Chidambaram and Dr Abdul Kalam, who masterminded the country's nuclear tests, share a joke at a function in Bombay. (Image: AFP)
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Eminent Indian scientists Dr K. Chidambaram and Dr Abdul Kalam, who masterminded the country's nuclear tests, share a joke at a function in Bombay. (Image: AFP)

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 President APJ Abdul Kalam meets Mata Amritanandamayi during celebrations for her 50th birthday in Cochin. (Image: Reuters)
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President APJ Abdul Kalam meets Mata Amritanandamayi during celebrations for her 50th birthday in Cochin. (Image: Reuters)

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 President APJ Abdul Kalam greets guests during a prayer tribute function in New Delhi. (Image: AFP)
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President APJ Abdul Kalam greets guests during a prayer tribute function in New Delhi. (Image: AFP)

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 Former South African president Nelson Mandela meets with President APJ Abdul Kalam at the Mandela Foundation offices in Johannesburg. (Image: Reuters)
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Former South African president Nelson Mandela meets with President APJ Abdul Kalam at the Mandela Foundation offices in Johannesburg. (Image: Reuters)

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 President APJ Abdul Kalam waters a tree he planted as a goodwill gesture on his first day in office in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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President APJ Abdul Kalam waters a tree he planted as a goodwill gesture on his first day in office in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks with former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam during an event marking the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Swami Vivekananda in New Delhi (Image: AFP)
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks with former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam during an event marking the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Swami Vivekananda in New Delhi (Image: AFP)

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 Shah Rukh Khan receives India's fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri, from President Abdul Kalam at a ceremony in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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Shah Rukh Khan receives India's fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri, from President Abdul Kalam at a ceremony in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 President APJ Abdul Kalam wears a traditional hat, speaks with Assamese folk dancers after they performed a dance at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi. (Image: AFP)
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President APJ Abdul Kalam wears a traditional hat, speaks with Assamese folk dancers after they performed a dance at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi. (Image: AFP)

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