Mumbai: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘missile man’ who came to be known as ‘People’s President’ died on Monday after he collapsed during a lecture at the IIM in Shillong on Monday 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. According to reports, Kalam suffered a massive cardiac arrest during the lecture at IIM, Shillong. 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.
VINOD SINGH: “APJ Abdul Kalam was highly respected and learned man. One of the greatest scientists India has seen. Being a Muslim he knew ‘Bhagwad Gita’ as well. He was a man with sheer intellects and he always used to give amazing and inspiring quotes for everyone to understand and follow them. I used to follow them seriously.”
SANDEEP SINGH: “In the World, He was the only politician with zero haters. This Great man with a Vision, modesty, simple thinking and great living sets a standing example of innovation in the thought process for decades. Big loss not just to our nation but the whole world. RIP Missile Man Shri APJ Abdul Kalam sir.”
RIDHYMA TIWAARE: “Sir APJ Abdul Kalam was the greatest most inspiring leaders we had. His quotes will keep leading the youth and everyone around the globe. His loss can’t be defined in words. Such jewels cant die ever because they keep living in our hearts. What takes away my smile is the fact that we wont be heaing any thing from him any more.”
AKSHAYA NAIK: “He was a gem. Who has now become a star. Feels sad that our Missile Man is no more with us.”
SHIKHA SINGH: “I was shooting and I read the news. It was too shocking. I have always thought India needed more people like him. It’s very sad that genuine and genius people like him go unnoticed. I am still in disbelief I think.”
JAYA BHATTACHARYA: “He was such a learned person who was also very practical and humane. His views towards life were such that you wanted to look up to him and follow what he said for the betterment of life in general. Proud for his life and achievements. He was a boon to this country.”
SHUBHANGI ATRE: “I believe few souls visits Earth to give a direction to mankind. He was the one. RIP APJ Abdul Kalam.”
MANISH GOEL: “27th July’ 2015 will go down in History in Remembrance of The Man With a Golden Heart President APJ Abdul Kalam. Epitomised and Inspiration in true sense. Let’s Salute his Vigour and Spirit. Jai Hind!”
PARICHAY SHARMA: “His vision, his ideas, his hope will never die. Rising India will continue dreaming to become superpower.”
AMRAPALI GUPTA: “He was such a learned, Practical and bright person. He was directing the youth towards the brighter India and spreading huminity accross the globe. His thoughts towards living were such that anyone will want to look up to him and follow whatever he said. His qoutes will still remain but his presence will always be missed.”
MAHIKA SHARMA: “I wonder who is rich one who is wealthy or the one who is knowledgeable. Agree wealth is important but knowledge, mankind is much more. Who borns do die. But after death some leaves their earnings only for their families and some for the complete world. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was one of them who have left his earnings for all of us. And we should utilize it. Its a great loss for us.”
ALEEZA KHAN: “It was very sad news to know about the great human APJ Abdul Kalam. I feel it is a big loss to the country. I am still suprised and shocked but after all it’s life. One has to go leaving his good dids. It’s hard to accept the fact that missile man won’t be anymore to share mankind but we can learn many things from the knowledge he left for us.