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End Of An Era: People’s President APJ Abdul Kalam Passes Away

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End Of An Era: People’s President APJ Abdul Kalam Passes Away

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘missile man’ who came to be known as ‘People’s President’ died on July 27 after he collapsed during a lecture in Shillong. 

 

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 a collapse while he was delivering a lecture to students at IIM-Shillong.

 

Considered the most popular President, Kalam became the 11th head of the state and occupied the post between 2002 and 2007.

 

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam rose from humble origins to become an aerospace engineer and play a crucial role in India becoming a nuclear weapon state.

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