Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Passes Away: Nation Loses a Bharat Ratna

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam passes away in Shillong. He was delivering a lecture when he collapsed. 

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India. (Photo: Reuters)

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam has passed away in Shillong, The Quint has been able to confirm. He collapsed while delivering a lecture at IIM-Shillong.

Dr John Sailo, CEO, Bethany Hospital, Shillong confirmed to The Quint over the phone that Dr Kalam was brought dead to the hospital.

Speaking to The Quint, David Sailo, Managing Director of Bethany Hospital said he was brought to the hospital at 7pm without a pulse or any other sign of life, and that efforts were made to revive him. At 7:45 pm, Dr Kalam was declared dead, he said. When asked what the cause of death was he said, “As for the cause of death, difficult to say, but it may have been a cardiac event.”



IIM SHILLONG put this pic on their FB page on 11 th July. He was their guest faculty speaker for the third consecutive  year. Photo: @IIM Shillong via Facebook
IIM SHILLONG put this pic on their FB page on 11 th July. He was their guest faculty speaker for the third consecutive year. Photo: @IIM Shillong via Facebook

On Facebook, Patricia Mukhim, Editor of The Shillong Times posted on Facebook:

Former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam collapses during a lecture at IIM Shillong. Reportedly brought dead to Bethany Hospital. Dr Kalam has been a guest faculty at IIM Shillong for the last couple of years! A life well led by example. A great, dedicated teacher until the very end! No salute will be enough for this great son of Mother India.
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— Patricia Mukhim on Facebook

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was 84-years-old.

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