New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said she was "deeply saddened" at the death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, and he will be "missed dearly and remembered fondly by every Indian.
In a statement, she said she was deeply saddened at the passing away of Kalam.
"Kalam was a man of many parts - a scientist, an inventor, a visionary thinker and a teacher. Through his life and work, he ignited the minds of young people," Gandhi said.
She said that Kalam won over the hearts and minds of an entire nation with his warmth and wisdom during his term as president.
"He will be missed dearly and remembered fondly by every Indian," Gandhi said.
Kalam, who won popular acclaim as India`s president from 2002 to 2007, died on Monday evening after collapsing during a lecture at the IIM-Shillong.