A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


Age: 83

Summary: former president of India from 2002 to 2007 known as the father of his country's military missile program who was a scientist and science administrator for 40 years before that, mainly at the state-run Defense Research & Development Organization and the Indian Space Research Organization, when he played a key organizational and technical role in India's nuclear program, but who also was a scientific adviser to the prime minister.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: October 15, 1931

Died: July 27, 2015

Shillong, India