New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Key diplomatic missions in New Delhi took to Twitter to condole the sudden demise of India’s former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
Offering condolences on the death of ‘an inspiring leader,’ the U.S. embassy said on Twitter, “We mourn the loss of a great scientist and a former President. RIP Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.”
The High Commission of Pakistan also joined in saying, “The Government of Pakistan expresses its condolences on the demise of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President of the Republic of India.”
The British High Commission said on Twitter, “Heartfelt condolences to the people of #India on the passing away of inspirational leader Dr Abdul #Kalam. #RIPKalam”
Kalam passed away in Shillong earlier today after he was admitted to a hospital in the city.
The former president collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management. He was in a critical condition and had been admitted to the city’s Bethany Hospital.
Kalam served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. (ANI)