Indian Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam died in Shillong on Monday after he collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in the Meghalaya capital.
Kalam (84) took ill at a function and was rushed to Bethany hospital, M Kharkrang, SP Khasi Hills, said. Doctors tried to revive him but failed to do so. Army doctors were also called but they declared him dead due to a cardiac arrest.
Kalam, who was the 11th President of India, was a very popular head of state between 2002 and 2007. He was also known as India’s missile man for ensuring the success of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).