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Indians In Qatar Mourn APJ Abdul Kalam's Death

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| July 29 , 2015 , 00:29 IST
kalam Thousands of Indians in Qatar expressed grief over the death of former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. "The mission is deeply saddened by the death of Kalam. He is also known as the father of India's missile programe as well as the 'people's president'," Qatar daily quoted the Indian embassy here as saying. ALSO READ: Students At IIM-Shillong In Shock Over Death Of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam A book of condolence will be opened at the embassy on Wednesday and Thursday. The scientist-turned-politician, closely involved in India's civilian space program  and military missile development efforts, also worked on the development of ballistic missiles and launch vehicle technology. ALSO READ: APJ Abdul Kalam Death: No Holiday; Govt Announces Seven Day National Mourning He died on Monday after collapsing during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management at Shillong.