Dr APJ Abdul Kalam – The Pride of INDIA – is no more ..
India’s 11th President APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘missile man’ who came to be known as ‘People’s President’ died on Monday after he collapsed during a lecture at the IIM in Shillong on Monday evening. He was 83.
Sources say, “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 futile,”
The government has declared a seven-day national mourning as a mark of respect for Dr Kalam.
Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned today after paying tribute to Dr Kalam. The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till July 30. The Union Cabinet will hold a special meeting in New Delhi today to condole Dr Kalam’s death.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s body will be taken from the airport to his residence at 10 Rajaji Marg, where people can pay homage to the People’s President for two hours from 4pm.
The casket carrying Dr Kalam’s body was wrapped in the Tricolour and hymns played as it was carried to the aircraft in Guwahati.
Last rites for Dr Kalam will be performed in his home town Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. The former President’s body will be flown to Rameswaram early this evening.
PM Modi said in his tribute, “My mind is filled with so many memories, so many interactions with him. Always marvelled at his intellect, learnt so much from him.”
As the nation mourned his death, winationz condole the demise of people’s president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, RIP Kalam sir.