Narendra Modi Tweets: RIP Dr APJ Abdul Kalam; I Have Lost A 'Margdarshak'

| July 27 , 2015 , 22:49 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday condoled the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam and said he has lost a "margdarshak" who took India to new heights in the field of science and technology. [caption id="attachment_93567" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Image: PTI Image: PTI[/caption] "He was a great scientist who contributed immensely in the filed of science and technology as well as space. I have lost a margdarshak." ALSO READ: APJ Abdul Kalam: A Look At The Life Journey Of India’s Pride "He was a source of inspiration for the whole country, particularly the youth. Even in his last days, he remained connected," Modi said. Former President A P J Abdul Kalam, the 'missile man' who came to be known as 'People's President' died on Monday after he collapsed during a lecture at the IIM in Shillong this evening. ALSO READ: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam No More, India In Mourning Kalam, who would have turned 84 in October, was confirmed dead more than two hours after he was wheeled into the ICU of Bethany hospital in a critical condition following the collapse at around 6.30 PM. Considered the most popular President, Kalam became the 11th head of the state and occupied the post between 2002 and 2007 but lack of consensus denied a second term in office for a man who came from outside political spectrum.

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