Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Passed Away in Shillong

Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Passed Away in Shillong

Former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam passed away. He collapsed while he was delivering a lecture at Indian institute of management in Shillong, Meghalaya.  He was immediately taken to the hospital and was admitted into ICU.  His condition deteriorated and all the efforts of army doctors to save him failed.  Large number of people is reaching Shillong.

Shillong: Doctors who treated Dr. Abdul Kalam said that he was brought almost dead to the hospital and he was in a very critical condition.  His last tweet was ‘Going to Shillong…to take course on Livable Planet earth at iim with @srijanpalsingh and Sharma’

Dr Abdul Kalam, 84 was delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong where he breathed his last.  He was born on 15th October, 1931. He was born in Rameswaram.  Abdul Kalam played an important role in India’s Pokhran II nuclear test that.  He is called the missile man of India.

Dr Abdul Kalam is honored with Padma Bhushan and Bharat Ratna.  Abdul Kalam was the 11th president of India.  His full name was Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.  The child who was born in Rameshwaram grew up to become the president of India.  He penned his autobiography with the name ‘Wings of Fire’.

Wings of Fire was first published in English and was later translated to 13 other languages including Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Oriya, Marathi and also into Braille.  This book was also translated into Chinese.  More than one lakh copies of the book were sold in English.

Dr Kalam began his career in DRDO as a scientist in 1960.  He was transferred to ISRO in 1969 and took charge as the project director of SLV-3.  He served in various designations till 1990 and took responsibility as DRDO secretary between 1992 – 99.  He became the president of India on 25th July, 2002 and his term ended on 25th July, 2007.

Central government of India will declare seven day national mourning said Union Home Secretary LG Goyal.