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The former President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam delivering key note address on "Strength Respects Strength", at the 5th Admiral A.K. Chatterji Memorial Lecture, in Kolkata on April 11, 2015.

PM to Recieve Ex-President Kalam’s Body at Delhi Airport: India Mourns

The People’s President, the renowned missile scientist died on Monday after collapsing while giving a lecture at Indian Institute of Management in Shillong.

His body was flown to Guwahati in Assam this morning and will be brought to Delhi by a special aircraft. His body will be received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be accompanied with Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the Delhi Airport.

Dr Kalam, 83, collapsed after a massive cardiac arrest while giving a lecture.

“All efforts were made but Dr A P J Abdul Kalam could not be revived,” the Bethany Hospital said in a statement.

The government has declared a seven-day national mourning as a mark of respect.

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The former President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam 

No holidays have been announced by the central government, however few states have decided to give holiday and declared a week mourn.

Dr. Abdul Kalam once said, “In case of my death don’t do a National Holiday but work a day extra, that will make me happier.”


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