Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Passes Away | Dies After Heart Attack During IIM Shillong Lecture

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Published on 27 Jul 2015, 17:29
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India and rocket scientist passed away after suffering a heart attack. Dr. Kalam, a popular head of state between 2002 and 2007, died on Monday following a cardiac arrest at a function in IIM- Shillong. The former President collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management at around 6.30 PM and was rushed to the hospital in Nongrim hills in the capital city of Meghalaya,

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Former President of India and rocket scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam a popular head of state between 2002 and 2007, has died on Monday following a cardiac arrest at a function in IIM- Shillong. The former President collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management at around 6.30 PM and was rushed to the hospital in Nongrim hills in the capital city of Meghalaya, where he is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Doctors from the army hospital and North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) rushed to Bethany hospital. Governor V Shanmughanathan, Speaker Abu Taher Mondal, Home Minister Roshan Warjiri, the Chief Secretary and DGP Rajiv Mehta also rushed to the hospital. Kalam had earlier tweeted about his Lecture on a social networking site, this was his last Tweet: "Going to Shillong.. to take course on Livable Planet earth at iim. With @srijanpalsingh and Sharma." Kalam, 84, was the 11th President of India who held the post from July 25, 2002 to July 25, 2007. He was a renowned scientist and is considered to be the main brain behind India's space and missile programme. Chief Secretary P B O Warjiri told reporters outside the hospital that he had spoken to Union Home Secretary L C Goyal asking for necessary arrangements to be made for carrying Kalam’s body from Guwahati to Delhi tomorrow morning.
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