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PM Narendra Modi condoles death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam's death, describing him as a 'marg darshak' (pioneer).



Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam's death, describing him as a 'marg darshak' (pioneer).

"India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful President and above all an inspiring individual," the PM said, adding, "My mind is filled with so many memories, so many interactions with him. Always marvelled at his intellect, learnt so much from him. Dr Kalam enjoyed being with people - people and youngsters adored him. He loved students and spent his final moments among them."

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the 'missile man' who came to be known as 'People's President' died today after he collapsed during a lecture at the IIM here in Shillong this evening.

Kalam, who would have turned 84 in October, was confirmed dead more than two hours after he was wheeled into the ICU of Bethany hospital in a critical condition following the collapse at around 6.30 PM.

Considered the most popular President, Kalam became the 11th head of the state and occupied the post between 2002 and 2007 but lack of consensus denied a second term in office for a man who came from outside political spectrum.

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmughanathan, who rushed to the hospital on hearing the news of his admission, said Kalam died at 7.45 PM. Despite medical team best efforts, he could not be revived.

(With PTI inputs)

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