Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

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Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby shiv » 27 Jul 2015 19:41

http://www.thequint.com/india/2015/07/2 ... arat-ratna
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam has succumbed to a massive cardiac arrest. He collapsed while delivering a lecture in Shillong.

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

Dr Sailoh said that he was taken to the ICU and attempts were made to revive him, but in vain. When asked what the cause of death was he said, “I would think it was a massive cardiac arrest.”

Dr Kalam was brought to the hospital around 7 PM. He was 84.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby kenop » 27 Jul 2015 19:45

RIP.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby Gagan » 27 Jul 2015 19:48

RIP dear sir!

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby shravanp » 27 Jul 2015 19:49

R.I.P

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby JE Menon » 27 Jul 2015 19:50

They are still reporting that he is alive in ICU on NDTV... Just that he's admitted to ICU

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby Vikas » 27 Jul 2015 19:53

I think he is still alive

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby rsingh » 27 Jul 2015 19:54

RIP.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby shiv » 27 Jul 2015 19:56

Acc to Twitter Assam news channels reporting him as no more. Was declared dead at 7-45 PM but waiting for officials to fly in.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby wig » 27 Jul 2015 19:57

A loss for the nation. May India be blessed with more such sons.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby saip » 27 Jul 2015 19:58

The best President India ever had. RIP, Sir.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby JE Menon » 27 Jul 2015 19:58

Even NDTV's reporter on ground now says he has passed away, but anchor cuts him off saying this can only by confirmed from official statement.

It looks like the great man has moved on. One of the truest sons Mother India has had since independence. May he remain at home.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby Sid » 27 Jul 2015 20:01

Rest in peace sir.

A true Indian and pure soul.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby Ankit Desai » 27 Jul 2015 20:02

R.I.P. Sir.

Your service will be missed.

-Ankit

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby deejay » 27 Jul 2015 20:03

^^^ RIP Sir, you have inspired many. May we live up to your hope.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby devesh » 27 Jul 2015 20:03

Condolences to the nation.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby shiv » 27 Jul 2015 20:04

Shiv Aroor Tweets that APJ is no more - 60 sec ago
https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/625688644246867968

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby member_22872 » 27 Jul 2015 20:06

Sad to hear. You were a jewel sir. Sad to see you go.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby Vayutuvan » 27 Jul 2015 20:08

A big loss. As Devesh says Condolences to India and people of Indian origin. He was a motivating leader in all spheres - science education and politics.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby chandrasekaran » 27 Jul 2015 20:09

Aashada Ekadashi. Attained Vaikuntam!

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby Singha » 27 Jul 2015 20:10

Working for students and education to his very last breath. What a noble person!!

He will be missed. Had visited sons school also.


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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby Sridhar » 27 Jul 2015 20:11

Sad to hear this news. He continued his mission of teaching and educating right till the end.

R.I.P.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby JE Menon » 27 Jul 2015 20:13

I hope the government gives him a memorable sendoff. :(

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby rsingh » 27 Jul 2015 20:13

What a down to earth personality. Had chance to see him in European Parliament. Truly said. ......you have inspired a generation Sir. What is protocol for burial of an ex-presedent? I remmember President Fakhroh din Ali Ahmed was given a very levish andgradiose burial.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby arshyam » 27 Jul 2015 20:14

A true son of India, who continued to inspire the young till his last moments.

RIP sir, you have been an inspiration to untold number of young Indians! I will always treasure the moments when you had delivered a lecture at my college and showed us what's possible when we set our minds to it.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby chandrasekaran » 27 Jul 2015 20:15

I want a befitting memorial to be made right at the heart of Delhi!

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Fomer President APJ Kalam , no more - RIP

Postby rohitvats » 27 Jul 2015 20:16

The great man leaves us for his rightful place in heaven amongst the many great who served mother India selflessly for years. May God Almighty grant eternal peace to his soul.

APJ Sir, may mother India be blessed with more sons like you.

I'm blessed for having interacted with you once.

My pranams to you, Sir.
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Re: Fomer President APJ Kalam , no more - RIP

Postby rohitvats » 27 Jul 2015 20:18

Mods - please make this thread sticky. Thanks.

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Re: Fomer President APJ Kalam , no more - RIP

Postby AbhiJ » 27 Jul 2015 20:20

RIP

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby arshyam » 27 Jul 2015 20:21

The best tribute will be to revive the town of Dhanushkodi and the school he attended. What better way than to inspire the local kids considering he spent his life after the Presidency doing exactly that?

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby anandsgh » 27 Jul 2015 20:21

RIP Sir...

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Re: Fomer President APJ Kalam , no more - RIP

Postby Kakarat » 27 Jul 2015 20:21

The world has lost a Great Person

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Re: Fomer President APJ Kalam , no more - RIP

Postby nawabs » 27 Jul 2015 20:22

RIP. The best President India ever had.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby shiv » 27 Jul 2015 20:25

Recalling an old post on BRF that few noticed I guess
viewtopic.php?p=1583645#p1583645
shreeman wrote:On an early fall day, I was already into my 10th or 12th hour of travel and second flight connection. For some wonderful reason, the transportation industry wanted me to touch as many bases as I could, even if my humanly remains could no longer bear the stress. This last portion, was a short hop.

On the east coast, in a small plane made in Brazil. The seating is 2, aisle, 1. For reasons above and after a long walk, I sulked into the uncomfortable single class assigned seat on the 2 side. Looking to see if I can snag one of the single seats when everyone else had seated, the only way of straightening legs that were desperate by then to catch a break.

For some unknown reason (well, the start of school, really), the airplane could have taken off from Lucknow. It was full of young Indian students, oblivious to their surroundings, even to airline rules, they occupied pretty much every seat. And went about their teenage business. Except three seats. All on the 1 side. It looked like I was in luck, for none of these young hooligans appeared interested in moving, I was on the aisle side and wanted to move over, as soon as the doors closed.

Then this gentleman walked in. Elderly, silver locks, trademark personality. And the kids remained oblivious. Their language gave away their nationality. Yet, not one noticed who was among them. Two other dark grown ups, younger than that first, followed. They took the three empty seats.
The older gentleman sat just opposite me across the aisle.

The flight took off. The kids continued their merry-making. I was completely astounded. How is this even possible? Its not like the man was wearing a burka. He was quiet, confident, composed. One could not make out any signs of what had just taken place, and probably not too long before this short hop.

Difficult it may be for me to bend down, and these little hoppers don't leave you much space to walk in the aisle. If you want to talk to someone you must practically be on your knees (in my case literally). But it had to be done. There is not much time on short hops where you are allowed out. And health demanded other maintenance even on this short a flight. So I got out, got on my knees and asked the elderly gentleman how he was doing. Fine, he said, nonchalantly. I welcomed him and asked him about his itinerary. He noted the NASA was on his calendar next, and then on to see one Mr. Reddy, before going to Houston.

This was difficult. I was there. What he had come to visit had more to do with me than most of his itinerary. Yet, I could not invite him, nor introduce myself to him properly nor to the assistants who had stretched their own necks by now to assist. Not being able to stay longer, I thanked him for his time and the opportunity, wished him luck and walked to the back of the plane. The bathroom was not functional. There were dry wash sachets in the sink. I am glad he did not need to use it.

I made it back to the seat, its not a long flight. I mentioned to the young hooligan in the next seat who he had the good fortune of being graced by. Some sanity restored, the young ones started fidgeting for their cameras. The plane landed. Hand carried luggage is brought air side, everyone had to wait. The young ones all wanted pictures. They surrounded him and took many pictures, oblivious to what had happened or even realizing what was happening then. I stood aside and waited by my bag, strictly not being a photo person. It came, we parted.

I have met many presidents, but not like this one. I am not glorifying the man, just noting one salient quality -- grace. My regret is not that I was not in those pictures, it remains to the day the opportunity that was lost and never regained.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby Singha » 27 Jul 2015 20:25

I still have his wings of fire book and his short poem

Dreams float on a impatient wind
A wind that wants to create a new order
An order of strength and thundering of fire

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Re: Fomer President APJ Kalam , no more - RIP

Postby ramana » 27 Jul 2015 20:25

Truly a visionary leader. He built institutions where ever he was :ISRO and DRDO. And confidence in his followers where ever they were.

May he RIP.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby RoyG » 27 Jul 2015 20:26

Wow, what a loss. May you come back again to serve Bharat.

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Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Postby shiv » 27 Jul 2015 20:27

Singha wrote:I still have his wings of fire book and his short poem

Dreams float on a impatient wind
A wind that wants to create a new order
An order of strength and thundering of fire

I bought both his books at Aero India 1998 or sometime like that. He happened to come to the stall and I had them both autographed by him. He asked me why I wanted the signature of a nobody.

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Re: Fomer President APJ Kalam , no more - RIP

Postby ramana » 27 Jul 2015 20:28

Please post in Strat Forum. Locking this thread..

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