On the evening of Monday, 27th July 2015, India’s former president A. P. J. Abdul Kalam collapsed while delivering a lecture and passed away due to cardiac arrest.
He was considered the father of India’s military missile program as he was the one who worked on the development of the ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He was commonly known as the missile man.
Soon after the news of his death, many celebrities took to Twitter to pay rich tributes
Dr. Kalam, when you became the President, you gave the word 'hope' a new meaning for Indians… Today, we have… http://t.co/ld4rtRwqWA
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) July 27, 2015
Our nation has lost an inspirational leader. Saddened and in loss of words….RIP APJ Abdul Kalam
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) July 28, 2015
T 1943 – A brilliant mind, a child like demeanour, simple caring and loved by all .. ex POI passes away .. PRAYERS pic.twitter.com/MvKnWx9Vty
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 27, 2015
So sad to hear about the Gurdaspur terror attack & now the news of Dr. Kalam's demise. May Allah bring peace upon all.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 27, 2015
I will miss Kalam saab . India will miss him . https://t.co/dAq8FMcnVL
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) July 27, 2015
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.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 27, 2015
They say Good & Great r seldom in the same man. Dr Kalam was the epitome of both.A big loss for India. May his beautiful soul Rest in Peace.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 27, 2015
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of one of the most inspirational Indians of our time, former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. RIP.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 27, 2015
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
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) July 27, 2015
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) July 27, 2015
Abhi abhi mujhe khabar mili ke hamare purva Rashtrapati, Bharat Ranta Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam ji ka dukhad (cont) http://t.co/qegTnfbvAg
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 27, 2015
Visionary….legendary and with so much dignity….a big loss to the country….RIP #APJAbdulKalam
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 27, 2015
The flow of condolences just hasn’t stopped
— NDTV (@ndtv) July 28, 2015
India ‘A’ & Australia ‘A’ members are wearing black armbands in memory of former Indian President @APJAbdulKalam
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar pays homage to former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam – ANI pic.twitter.com/Qm4yK9F8aJ
— Times of India (@timesofindia) July 28, 2015
— Kulzy (@KulzyNetwork) July 29, 2015
— News24 (@news24tvchannel) July 29, 2015
— Bang Price (@bangprice) July 29, 2015
— Isobar India (@IsobarIndia) July 29, 2015
Yet there were those who messed up his name in their messages
But we are sure he wouldn’t mind. RIP A. P. J. Abdul Kalam!