New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed his condolence over the demise of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, saying he was a 'people's president' who had the ability to connect with the youth of the country.
"Dr Kalam was a 'people's president'. He was a president who had the ability to connect with India's youth. He dedicated his entire life towards work," Gandhi told a news agency here.
"He worked till the last second of his life. It was the way he lived his entire life. We are proud of him," he added.
The Gandhi scion further said that the Missile Man's thinking and vision will be deeply missed by the nation.
"We will miss him. We will miss his thinking and vision," he said.
On Monday, Kalam passed away in Shillong after he was admitted to a hospital in the city.
The former president collapsed while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management. He was declared dead at the city's Bethany Hospital.
Kalam served as the 11th President on India from 2002 to 2007.