APJ Abdul Kalam
Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam.REUTERS/Malacanang Palace/Hand

The demise of former president APJ Abdul Kalam has left the nation shocked.

Messages condoling the death of Kalam started pouring in soon after the news spread. Politicians, sports icons and celebrities from the film industry posted their condolence messages on social media. Kalam, 84, collapsed during a public lecture at IIM Shillong.

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Check out the condolences below:

Narendra Modi ‏

He brought a human touch to Rashtrapati Bhavan. APJ Abdul Kalam will be remembered for that in addition to his role in building our missiles

Sachin Tendulkar

The nation mourns the loss of a great person. Former President of India, a renowned scientist, an inspiration to all, a terrific human being... RIP Dr. Abdul Kalam

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It's a great loss to the country !! Feeling terrible. Rest in peace Dr.Abdul kalam sir

Kailash Satyarthi

We lost a great hero and friend of children and youth of our times. Dr. @APJAbdulKalam was a visionary full of energy and enthusiasm.

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Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Deeply saddened to learn the passing away of our beloved Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. A great irreplaceable loss to the nation.

Suresh Gopi

The man who taught us to dream has left us in greif...
‪#‎rip‬ Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam sir!!
You will live in our hearts forever...!!!

Gautam Gulati



I feel deeply grieved by the sad news about the unexpected demise of Shri. Abdul Kalam Sir. A man with profound knowledge, inspiration to entire nation, his teachings and ideas will long live in our hearts. His death is an irreparable loss to our nation which created a big void impossible to fill. We revere in the bright memory of him. Paying my tribute to the departed soul and may his soul rest in peace


Today the nation lost one of her greatest leaders ! APJ Abdul Kalam. Progressive and a forward thinker, yet...

Abdul Kalam No More

Dulquer Salmaan

Probably one of the greatest national figures my generation has witnessed ! Rest in Peace "Missile Man" #APJAbdulKalam

Sridevi Boney Kapoor

A people's president who ignited minds across the world. RIP Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. @APJAbdulKalam @BoneyKapoor अब्दुल कलाम

Sushmita Sen 

What a glorious life!!Greatness lead by example!!#Respect#Salute d life n divine grace of Mr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam #Godspeed

Suriya Sivakumar 

You proved that birth doesn't define a person but vision and true spirit does! Paper boy, Missile man to President RIP Abdul Kalam sir

Jishnu Raghavan

He will always be there among us..... i will strive all my life that he will be there in all my actions... will follow his words unto death.... he has been my inspiration all through...........

Shobhaa De

India mourns the passing away of its most loved President,Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam:a true Bharat Ratna.Kids of our country will miss him the most.

Karnataka CM ‏

Extremely pained to hear the death of Former President of India Shri. Abdul Kalam. His life will always remain an inspiration for all of us

Mohan Babu M 

students. A very humble man and he lead by example. Had the honor of being associated with his Lead India program.

Asif Ali

Abdul Kalam passed away at Bethany Hospital, Shillong due to heart failure. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are always with you. ‪#‎Condolences‬‪#‎AbdulKalam‬‪#‎India‬

Poornima Indrajith

RIP....Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam !

Prithviraj Sukumaran

A legend, an inspiration, a leader, a legacy! RIP Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam. This country needs men like you. You will always be the light!

Indrajith Sukumaran

RIP Dr. APJ Abdul Kalaam.. You were a true leader, an inspiration, an example, a hero.. You will always be remembered for the dynamic person you were.. Prayers to the family..

John Abraham

A sad day ,my ex president A.P.J.Abdul Kalam is no more. A man who made India what it is , a superpower.I deeply loved and respected you sir

Mahesh Babu

Saddened by the sudden death of Mr Abdul Kalam. A pioneer in scientific research . May his soul rest in peace ..

Sania Mirza ‏

What a sad day this has been

Rakul Preet

Such a huge loss to d nation.. Peoples president! RIP APJ Abdul Kalam sir... Unbelievable

Shah Rukh Khan ‏

So sad to hear about the Gurdaspur terror attack & now the news of Dr. Kalam's demise. May Allah bring peace upon all.

manobala ‏

Ooh...kalam...???.. No...

venkat prabhu ‏

A great soul!! A great inspiration to billions!! A great loss!! #RIPKalam we miss u Saar!! @APJAbdulKalam

Allu Sirish

Was disappointed when he dint get the 2nd term as a President. He was the rare Statesman amongst many Leaders. He will be missed.

"Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength." APJ Kalam

Amit Shah 

Dr. @APJAbdulKalam was a true patriot & a rare combination of Science, Education & Morality.

Deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Former President Bharat Ratna @APJAbdulKalam ....India has lost its Missile Man.#RIP

Meera Nandan

An irreplaceable soul! Such a disheartening news indeed! May his soul rest in peace...

Varun Tej Konidela ‏

RIP, Sir A.P.J Abdul Kalam...Eminent scientist, philosopher, president and a great human being India has known..

Ashwin Ravichandran ‏

As a country the best gift we can give Mr.kalams soul,is to make his India 2020 vision a reality.Thank you for being a selfless soul sir.

Rishi Kapoor

R I P. Dr. Abdul Kalam,sir, you shall be missed and remembered.

Rajdeep Sardesai ‏

Dr Kalam lived by the song 18 till I die.. Forever young in thought and action.. RIP.

Dr Kalam was the ultimate karmayogi. That he passed away while speaking to students is symbolic. ImParting knowledge to the young. RIP

Akhilesh Yadav

Deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Abdul Kalam passing. He will always be an inspiration for generations to come.

Sonakshi Sinha ‏

Sad news. First the #GurdaspurAttack and then we lose one of the most loved indians of all time. #RIPAbdulKalam sir. #RIPDrAPJAbdulKalam

Anoop Menon

The best thing to have happened to this nation after the mahatma, Dr kalam was the most secular soul we had in our public realm...a leader who implored us to dream beyond the clouds,a visionary who put science and common sense before blind faith and religion, a true blue crusader for the awakening of a lethargic nation....his demise leaves a void that is going to take nothing short of a phenomenon to replace...lots of love dear APJ and you had told us not to waste time praying for you,so desisting from that...

A.R.Rahman ‏

Dr. Kalam, when you became the President, you gave the word 'hope' a new meaning for Indians... Today, we have lost a great leader who inspired our young minds to feel that we live in the greatest nation on earth and that each one of them can achieve great things... May the creator lead you to heaven.

DD Neelakandan 

Rest in peace sir.. Dr.APJ ABDUL KALAM SIR.. Wat an inspiring teacher he was,, left us during a lecture..Great Respect to him forever n everLata Mangeshkar ‏@mangeshkarlata 15m15 minutes ago

Ajay Devgn ‏

Sad to hear about the loss of our only peoples president - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Big loss to not just our nation but the whole world.


RIP Missile Man Abdul kalam Sir...Real inspiration to billions..


Heartily Miss you great person #Abdulkalam ji your soul rest in peace :(

Anupam Kher ‏

I was one of the lucky ones to receive my PadamaShri from Dr. Kalam. He made it extra special for me. He will always remain my inspiration.

Piyush Goyal ‏

RIP Shri APJ Abdul Kalam! He was a beacon of inspiration for crores and a true Bharat Ratna

Vasundhara Raje 

Abdul Kalam ji's demise is huge loss for us all.Inspiration for generations, he'll live on forever in our hearts.May his soul rest in peace!

parthiv patel ‏

RIP APJ Abdul Kalam....

Arun Jaitley ‏

My condolences on the sad demise of former President APJ Abdul Kalam. We have lost an ideal citizen. May his soul rest in peace.

Suhrud Godbole 

Son of a boat owner. Went on to become the father of the Indian Nuclear program. Bharat Ratna. An inspiring life. You will live on #APJ

 Sanjjanaa galrani ‏

@APJAbdulKalam ji literally worked/achieved & inspired theworld until hislast,huge encouragement to the youth he was 

Sunidhi Chauhan

A very sad day for us Indians. APJ Abdul Kalam, may your soul rests in peace.

Nyla Usha

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam moves on.... A philosopher and guide to an entire nation.Salute!

Rajamouli SS

Abdul kalam - an inspiration to an entire nation.. Sir, we are forever indebted to you..!!!

Radikaa Sarathkumar

Rip to respected Abdul Kalam sir, a great loss to the nation and a path breaker to the youth of India .A people's man who will be missed.

Arjun Rampal

Very sad news about President Abdul Kalam. May his soul rest in peace. A man who will always be remembered with love amongst us all. RIP

 Raveena Tandon

Pulkit Samrat

Balabaskar Chandran

A great human being, motivator, scientist...U will be missed sir.. RIP A.P.J Abdul kalam..

Shankar Mahadevan


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APJ Abdul Kalam
Greatest mind of the nation rests in peace, etched in hearts, and to forever continue inspiring young minds.