`Missile man` Abdul Kalam has a quiet birthday

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam celebrated his 80th birthday at the government guest house here yesterday, without fanfare and in the company of his close associates.

Updated: Oct 16, 2010, 23:46 PM IST

Alappuzha: Former President A P J Abdul Kalam celebrated his 80th birthday at the government guest house here yesterday, without fanfare and in the company of his close associates.

Kalam, who was here to attend two functions, cut a cake in the presence of personal secretary R K Prasad, his advisor V Ponraj and a few other friends.

Incidentally, Kalam could spend his 80th birthday in Kerala, where he spent most of the years of his career working with the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) at Thiruvananthapuram.

After two functions in the capital on Thursday in the company of students which he always loved, Kalam attended the 200th anniversary of the Forona Church at Edathva and had an interaction with students of the Sanathana Dharma Vidya Sala here on his birthday.

-PTI