“Deeply saddened at passing away of Dr Abdul Kalam, won over the hearts & minds of a nation with his warmth & wisdom,” said Rahul.
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.