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Monday, July 27, 2015

Former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Dies Monday July 27,2015

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, who would have turned 84 in October 2015 was confirmed dead nearly an hour after he was wheeled into the ICU of Bethany hospital in a critical condition following the collapse at around 6.30 PM.Arriving at the Indian Institute of Management(IIM) around 5.40 PM, Kalam took rest for sometime and started the lecture on 'Livable Planet' at 6.35 pm. He collapsed five minutes later, according to Director
Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was admitted to the Bethany hospital at 7 PM, a km away from the institute but showed no signs of life when he was brought to the hospital. 
Dr A M Kharbamon, a specialist who attended to Kalam after he was brought to the hospital, said he was declared dead at 7:45 pm.

The last rites of former president APJ Abdul Kalam are likely to be held in his native town Rameswaram as per the wishes of the family members

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam passes away succumbing to cardiac arrest at the IIM,Shillong,Meghalaya 

Dr A P J Abdul  Kalam's body was taken to the Military Hospital where it was kept for the night and was flown to Guwahati by an Air Force helicopter early on Tuesday morning

Wrapped in the tricolour, the casket carrying his body was flown to the capital. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Considered the most popular President,Dr A P J Abdul Kalam became the 11th head of the state and occupied the post from July 25,2002 to July 25,2007

Leaders cutting across the political spectrum paid glowing tributes to Dr A P J Abdul Kalam with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing him as a "people's President" and an "inspirational leader" who dedicated his entire life to the nation.

A seven-day national mourning has been declared by the Centre and both Houses of Parliament are likely to make obituary references and adjourn as a mark of respect to his memory.

The Union Cabinet will meet in New Delhi on Tuesday July 28,2015 to condole Dr A P J Abdul Kalam's death and adopt a resolution hailing his services to the nation

The Union Cabinet has decided that the last rites of the former president APJ Abdul Kalam will be held at his native place Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.

Both House of Parliament pay rich tributes to former president APJ Abdul Kalam. MPs observe a minute's silence as a mark of respect for Dr Kalam.
Also, Lok Sabha has been adjourned till Thursday July 30,2015 so as to allow MPs to attend Dr Kalam's funeral likely to be held tomorrow.
Rajya Sabha has, meanwhile, been adjourned till tomorrow

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has announced that the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan will be renamed as APJ Abdul Kalam Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan as a tribute to former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Paying rich tributes to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today named the Kisanganj Agriculture college after him.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was scheduled to inaugurate the first phase of newly constructed building of Kisanganj Agriculture college today, which he cancelled following the death of Kalam.

"The Agriculture college will now be known as 'Dr Kalam Agriculture College Kisanganj'," Mr Kumar said in a statement 

The body of former president Kalam will be flown to New Delhi on Tuesday July 28,2015 by a special aircraft from Guwahati.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's body is currently kept at the Lokapriya Gopinath Borodoloi International Airport at Guwahati where it was brought from Shillong at 6:15 am by an Air Force helicopter.
An Indian Air Force aircraft has departed from the Guwahati airport carrying the mortal remains of former president APJ Abdul Kalam. The plane is expected to land at the Palam airport in Delhi at around 12.30 pm.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and the three Service Chiefs will receive the mortal remains of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam at Palam airport

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's body was brought to Delhi from Guwahati at about 12:15 pm on Tuesday July 28,2015

President Pranab Mukerjee Pays Tributes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Pays Tributes 

Dr A P J AbdulKalam's body flown to Rameswaram, last rites to take place on Thursday

The special aircraft took off from the Palam airport at around 8:15am on Wednesday July 29,2015 after all three forces gave a sendoff to the former head of the state and will reach Madurai in Tamil Nadu at around 12 noon on Wednesday.
President APJ Abdul Kalam's Body Taken to Rameswaram, PM to Attend Funeral

From Madurai Dr A P J Abdul Kalam's mortal remains will then be carried in a chopper to his hometown Rameswaram for his final rites and is expected to reach Rameswaram by 1pm on Wednesday

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam's body will be kept at a school in Rameshwaram for people to pay their respects

The last rites will take place on Thursday at 11am with full military honours

Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain were also present at the airport. Naidu and Parrikar are accompanying the mortal remains of Kalam to Rameswaram. Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan, who is from Tamil Nadu will also join the two Union ministers


Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's Tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Odisha Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's created a sand sculpture at Puri beach to pay tribute to the former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

"Tribute to common man, Missile Man, Bharat Ratna, People's President," read the messsge on the four feet high sand sculpture.
Pattnaik recalled that Kalam had invited him for the first time to Rastrapati Bhawan in 2005 when sand art was not well-known in the country and encouraged him a lot.
"It was a great honour for me when Kalam gave me a cheque of Rs 3,000 from his personal account. Today, we have lost the nation's Missile Man, People's President with a simple heart and beautiful mind and soul who was an inspiration to the nation's youth," he said.

About Dr A A J Abdul Kalam Oct 15,1931 - July 27,2015


Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931 at Rameswaram

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was the 11 th President of India from July 25,2002 to July 25,2007

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was popularly known as the ''Missile Man of India'' for work on development of Ballistic Missiles - Prithvi,Trishul,Akash,Nag and Agni

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam played pivotal role in India's Pokhran II Nuclear Test

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Headed India's First Indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle Programme

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was the Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development from July 1992 to December 1999

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was the Chairman, ex-officio, of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet (SAC-C) and piloted India Millennium Mission 2020

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was a veena player and was deeply interested in Carnatic music
The former president was a veena player and was deeply interested in Carnatic music

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam had the distinction of becoming the first president to fly a Sukhoi fighter jet, go in a submarine and visit high-altitude Siachen besides LoC

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was one of the most distinguished scientists of India with the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from 30 universities and institutions

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam's 79th birthday was recognised as World Student Day by the United Nations(UN)

In 2005, Switzerland declared 26 May as "Science Day" to commemorate Kalam's visit to the country

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam 's Last Tweet

Govt of India Awards Received by  Dr A P J Abdul Kalam
  • Padma Bhushan (1981)
  • Padma Vibhushan (1990) 
  • Bharat Ratna (1997), India's highest civilian honour.

Books of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam

"Wings of Fire"

"India 2020 - A Vision for the New Millennium"

"My journey"

 "Ignited Minds - Unleashing the power within India"

'' Target 3 Billion ''

'' Indomitable Spirit ''

 '' Luminous Sparks''

'' Envisioning an Empowered Nation ''

'' You Are Born To Blossom ''

have become household names in India and among the Indian nationals abroad. These books have been translated in many Indian languages

Some of the Quotes of  Dr A P J Abdul Kalam


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