After the tragic passing away of Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam, celebrities took to Twitter to pay homage to the former Indian President. The nation is mourning the death of the ‘Missile Man of India’, who died after collapsing during his lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong.
The whole Bollywood industry descended into gloom soon after the sad news arrived.
So sad to know about d passing away of Dr. Abdul Kalam. It is a loss not only for India but for d entire world. Such greatness is a rarity.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) July 27, 2015
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of one of the most inspirational Indians of our time, former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. RIP.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 27, 2015
T 1943 – A brilliant mind, a child like demeanour, simple caring and loved by all .. ex POI passes away .. PRAYERS pic.twitter.com/MvKnWx9Vty
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 27, 2015
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) July 27, 2015
Gurdaspur attacks . Shameful. Rip Dr Kalam . Let's hope tom is a better day . Shabbakhair all . Life is short . Make it count .
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) July 27, 2015
So sad to hear about the Gurdaspur terror attack & now the news of Dr. Kalam's demise. May Allah bring peace upon all.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 27, 2015
I will miss Kalam saab . India will miss him . https://t.co/dAq8FMcnVL
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) July 27, 2015
Visionary….legendary and with so much dignity….a big loss to the country….RIP #APJAbdulKalam
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 27, 2015
Dr. Kalam was one of India’s most respected visionaries along with being one of the world’s best nuclear scientists. He also played a key role as operational in-charge of the 1998 Pokharan-II Tests before serving the country as President during 2002 to 2007.
A lot of people remember him as the man who transformed the Indian presidency during his tenure by making the Rashtrapati Bhawan much more accessible.
A 7-days mourning period was declared following news of Dr. Kalam’s death on Monday. Many important dignitaries including the Prime Minister are expected to attend the former President’s last rites scheduled to be held in Rameshwaram on Wednesday.