Tributes started pouring in on social media to mourn the death of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who had earned the sobriquet of the ‘People’s President'. Incidentally, Dr. Kalam’s last tweeted on the microblogging site Twitter was about his visit to Shillong where he collapsed during a lecture to the students of the IIM.
Going to Shillong.. to take course on Livable Planet earth at iim.With >@srijanpalsingh and Sharma.— APJ Abdul Kalam (@APJAbdulKalam) >July 27, 2015
Remembering him for his pioneering work as a scientist, Minster of Railways Suresh Prabhu tweeted.
Dr Kalam great scientist,super patriot,peoples Prez.All of us are proud of his superlative achievements.Am fortunate,worked closely with him— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) >July 27, 2015
Home Minister Rajanth Singh described him as a man of impeccable character, indomitable spirit, profound knowledge and firm conviction.
The death of Dr. Kalam is an irreparable loss to this nation. He has left a big void hard to fill. I deeply mourn his death. RIP Kalam Sahab— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) >July 27, 2015
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also mourned Dr. Kalam’s death.
Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam was people's President. My homage to the great soul.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) >July 27, 2015
BJD’s Baijayant Jay Panda tweeted his tribute.
Very sad to hear. Farewell, people's President, you made us proud to be Indian. R.I.P >https://t.co/LE8pD5Itst— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) >July 27, 2015
NCP’s Supriya Sule said he inspired a new generation and that a “a real Bharat Ratna lost today”.
Deeply saddened by the demise of Dr Abdul kalamji - he truly inspired a new generation - a real Bharat Ratna lost today— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) >July 27, 2015