1. ‘Great scientist, wonderful president, inspiring individual; India mourns Kalam”s death: PM Modi

‘Great scientist, wonderful president, inspiring individual; India mourns Kalam”s death: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the sudden demise of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, saying that India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful president and above all, an inspiring individual.

By: | Published: July 27, 2015 10:54 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the sudden demise of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, saying that India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful president and above all, an inspiring individual.

“It is extremely sad news. He took India to new heights as a scientist and as a president and even after that. He was a great visionary and has inspired me to a great extent. I had got a chance to work closely with him. India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful president and above all an inspiring individual,” the Prime Minister said.

“Dr. Kalam, my mind is filled with so many memories &and interactions with him. Always marvelled at his intellect, learnt so much from him. Dr. Kalam enjoyed being with people; people and youngsters adored him. He loved students and spent his final moments among them. He used to say that he is a teacher and that teaching was his passion,” he added.

Kalam, 84, passed away in Shillong earlier today after he was admitted to a hospital in the city.

The former president collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management. He was in a critical condition and had been admitted to the city’s Bethany Hospital.

Kalam served as the 11th President on India from 2002 to 2007.

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    shreya
    Jul 27, 2015 at 10:39 pm
    i cant bear this one.... my inspiration is apj abdul kalam!! i was worried soo much as if my close relations are dead!! iam crying!!!
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