Nation pays homage to Abdul Kalam, funeral on July 30

Nation pays homage to Abdul Kalam, funeral on July 30

At around 6.30 pm, just as Dr Kalam had clicked past the first two slides at IIM Shillong, he collapsed — 75 minutes later, it was official. “All efforts were made but Dr A P J Abdul Kalam could not be revived,” the Bethany Hospital said in a statement. The man who redefined the Presidency, crafted a political idiom that spoke to children in a country growing young, whose rise from a lab to the scientific establishment to Rashtrapati Bhavan had earned him the title Missile Man, had passed away. He was 83. Missile Man to President: 'Kalam drove people to think'Kalam reached out his hand and put his foot downKalam's journey started with cattle shed, some cycling help from a colleague