Kalam Had Congratulated A Cop Moments Before He Collapsed

| July 28 , 2015 , 11:34 IST
[caption id="attachment_93702" align="aligncenter" width="700"]ABDUL KALAM Former President APJ Abdul Kalam collapsed while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Guwhati (File Image)[/caption]
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam on Monday had congratulated a constable for remaining alert throughout the day, minutes before he collapsed at the Indian Institute of Management and died here last night. ALSO READ: Big Loss To India And Indian Science: Scientists On APJ Abdul Kalam’s Demise "The former President congratulated an SOT (special operation team) personnel for being alert throughout the road trip from Guwahati to Shillong last evening," East Khasi Hills district SP M Kharkrang said. He said the personnel at first got scared after Kalam summoned him. But then the VVIP acknowledged the constable for doing his duty properly. ALSO READ: Pranab Mukherjee Condoles APJ Abdul Kalam’s Demise, Says Kalam Will Remain People’s President Forever Mourning the loss, Kharkrang said, "What makes him truly great is his acknowledgement of the simple things in life done rightly." Kalam arrived at 5:40 PM at the IIM guest house in Shillong and began delivering a lecture on 'Creating a live-able planet' when he collapsed and rushed to the Bethany hospital here. He was declared dead at 7:45 PM by the medical board of the hospital. ALSO READ: President Pranab Mukherjee Cuts Short Karnataka Visit Over APJ Abdul Kalam’s Death Meghalaya government has declared a state holiday on Tuesday as a mark of respect to Kalam who breathed his last in the city.

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