On the eve of 85th birth commemoration of people’s President and scientist APJ Abdul Kalam, a life size bronze statue of the great person will be revealed at the Defense Research Development Laboratory (DRDL) Thursday. The Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) has effectively reported that its rocket complex where Mr.Kalam has contributed his work for quite a while here, and planning to name it after to pay tribute to the Missile Man.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao , along with DRDO Chief and DRDL director , will be attending the event organised at the DRDL grounds in the city where the bronze statue of Kalam will be inaugurated. KCR had earlier proposed to the Centre to rename the DRDO facility in Hyderabad location after late Abdul Kalam.
Mr. Abdul Kalam had served as the Director of DRDL for a long time from 1982 to 1992 and also led the Integrated Guided Missile Programme to its success. The missile complex includes Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL), Defense Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) and Research Center Imarat (RCI), often termed as the brainchild of Kalam.
Kalam likewise filled in as a scientist and overseer at DRDO for four decades guiding and spreading his innovative thoughts. He was one of the key identities behind the advancement of intermediate ballistic reach rocket Agni and surface-to-surface rocket Prithvi.