Here it is a shocking news for every Indian. India’s former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passed away in Shillong on 27 July 2015, Monday. India’s 11th President APJ Abdul Kalam died on Monday evening at a Bethany hospital in Shillong, Meghalaya, where he had gone to deliver a lecture.
His body was flown by an Air Force helicopter to Guwahati in Assam from where it will be taken to Delhi on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present at the Delhi airport to receive his body.
India’s Missile Man APJ Kalam Sir had collapsed during the lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, around 6.30 pm on 27 July 2015, Monday. He was taken to the Bethany hospital. Doctors said he had suffered a massive cardiac arrest. Former President Kalam was brought to the hospital at 7 pm. When he brought in there was no sign of life. He was taken to ICU to try and revive him, which was fruitless.
Paying a special tribute to Dr. Kalam on Monday evening, PM Modi had said, “My mind is filled with so many memories, so many interactions with him. Always marvelled at his intellect, learnt so much from him.”
The government has declared a seven-day national sorrow as a mark of respect for the former President. Dr Kalam played a pivotal role in the Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998. One of the most loved Presidents, he was also known as the People’s President. While in his 70s, he was nominated for the MTV Youth Icon of the Year award in 2003 and in 2006.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was born in Rameswaram on October 15, 1931, to a humble family. His father was a boatman. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan and Bharat Ratna for his achievements. He was also the author of 10 books. His autobiography, Wings of Fire, written in 1999, had been a best seller.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam posted his last tweet on Monday morning,
“Going to Shillong.. to take course on Livable Planet earth at iim.
With @srijanpalsingh and Sharma.”
With death of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Sir, there is an end of an era in India and the world of Science.
May Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s soul rest in peace….
We pay our heartily tribute to India’s Missile Man.
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