Kalam will be remembered for his scientific approach towards life: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief Kiran Kumar on Tuesday expressed condolence over the sudden demise of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, saying he will be remembered as a person of spiritual values with a scientific approach towards life.

Bengaluru: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief Kiran Kumar on Tuesday expressed condolence over the sudden demise of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, saying he will be remembered as a person of spiritual values with a scientific approach towards life.

"Dr APJ Abdul Kalam contributed greatly in the development of rocket technology. We remember him as a person who is extremely knowledgeable. Dr Kalam was a person of both spiritual values with a scientific approach towards life," Kumar told ANI here.

"Dr Kalam was very amicable. He used to interact with everyone with simplicity. It is a great loss for the country," he added.

Kalam, 84, passed away in Shillong yesterday 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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