New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday condoled the demise of APJ Abdul Kalam saying that the death of the former president is a big loss to the nation.
"Dr Kalam was People's President, common man could relate to him, it's a big loss to nation He told us that first and foremost he's a teacher. He also said the time he spent in teaching was the best time of his life," Kerjiwal told ANI.
Kalam's mortal remains were flown to Delhi from Guwahati earlier today.
Army personnel paid tributes to the former president in Shillong before his body flown to Guwahati.
Both the Houses of Parliament are likely to make obituary references and adjourn today as a mark of respect to the former president's memory.
On Monday, Kalam passed away in Shillong 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.