Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam dead

Shillong, July 27 (IANS) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who won popular acclaim as India’s president in 2002-07, died here on Monday evening after collapsing during a lecture at the IIM-Shillong, officials said.

“Kalam is no more,” Meghalaya Chief Secretary P.B.O. Warjri told IANS, shortly after the president passed away at the Bethany Hospital where he was taken to from the management school.

Doctors said Kalam suffered cardiac arrest.

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