JUST IN: Former Indian President Abdul Kalam passes away

JUST IN: Former Indian President Abdul Kalam passes away

Written by Staff Writer

27 Jul, 2015 | 9:28 pm

Former Indian President Dr. Abdul Kalam has passed away at a private hospital in Shillong in Meghalaya.

He was 83 at the time of his demise. Dr Kalam reportedly collapsed on stage at the IIM and was rushed to the Bethany Hospital. Doctors say he suffered from a massive cardiac arrest.

Dr. Kalam served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He played a pivotal role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998, the first since the test by India in 1974. He was known as the missile man of India.

For his achievements, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan and Bharat Ratna, and then he became the 11th president of India in 2002.

During the late Dr. Kalam’s recent visit to Sri Lanka, News 1st conducted an exclusive interview with the former president of India.

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