Former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passed away in the Bethany Hospital of Shillong. He was admitted in the ICU ward of the hospital after being brought in from IIM Shillong where he collapsed at around 6:30 PM IST where he was delivering a lecture. Dr. Kalam was 83 years old and was going to celebrate his 84th birthday on 15th October.

The last tweet of Dr. Kalam mentions his lecture event at IIM Shillong:

Earlier John Sailo Ryntathiang, director of Bethany Hospital where former President was admitted, had told IANS, “The former president was brought almost dead in our hospital. He is in a critical condition. We are trying to revive the patient ”.

Condolences are pouring in from all the corners of the country and the people are in massive grief and disbelief. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled Kalam’s death.

The Home Minister, Mr. Rajnat Singh had earlier tweeted, just after the demise of Dr. Kalam:

The former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who worked during Kalam’s tenure said:

“We pray for the peace of or beloved Dr. Kalam’s soul. Rest in Peace sir!”

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