Shillong, July 27 (ANI): Former President A.P.J Abdul Kalam passed away in Shillong on Monday.
Kalam, 84, had been admitted to a hospital in the city, after he collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management.
The former president was in a critical condition and had been admitted to the city’s Bethany Hospital.
Kalam served as the 11th President on India from 2002 to 2007.
Kalam, who was affectionately known as the People’s President, was the third President of India to have been honoured with a Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
He was also the first scientist and the first bachelor to occupy Rashtrapati Bhawan. (ANI)