APJ Abdul Kalam :
The ‘missile man’ of India APJ Abdul Kalam had won millions of hearts and left everyone shocked when he departed on July 27 last year. Kalam breathed his last at the age of 83 while doing what he loved the most, delivering a lecture at the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management in Shillong..
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The death, of Kalam, India’s 11th President, also known as the ‘People’s President’, sent ripples throughout the nation which had great respect for his supreme conduct and ability to inspire endless youth. The government had announced a seven-day state of sadness, during which the national flag was flown half-mast throughout the country.
Born: October 15, 1931, Rameshwaram
Died: July 27, 2015, Shillong, india
Reason of Death: Cardiac arrest
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There was an clear outpour of emotion as thousands collect to pay their last tributes to the expired leader at his New Delhi residence – 10 Rajaji Marg. Prior to that, President Pranab Mukherjee along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh .
Several other notable persons reached Palam airport in Delhi to receive Kalam’s body after it was flown in from Shillong. At Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, where Kalam spent his childhood, a state funeral with full military honours was organised for him and in between resounding sorrow, he was laid to rest on July 30.