President Obama extends his condolences on the event of Kalams death. He pays rich tributes and says that Kalam served as an inspiration to millions of Indians.
A scientist and statesman, Dr Kalam rose from humble beginnings to become one of India’s most accomplished leaders, earning esteem at home and abroad. An advocate for stronger US-India relations, Kalam worked to deepen our space cooperation, forging links with NASA during a 1962 visit to the United States.
Tendulkar pays homage to Kalam at Kalams residence where his body is being kept.
The nation mourns the loss of a great person. Former President of India, a renowned scientist, an inspiration to all, a terrific human being…RIP Dr. Abdul Kalam
Kalam dies at a hospital in Meghalaya, where he had gone to deliver a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong. Doctors say he suffered from a cardiac arrest. He is addressing students at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong when he collapses on stage. He is rushed to the Bethany Hospital without a pulse. Doctors are not able to resuscitate him