India’s 11th President APJ Abdul Kalam has died at a hospital in Meghalaya at the age of 83. He was in office from 2002 to 2007.
President Kalam had gone to Shillong to deliver a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management during which he collapsed. He was taken to Bethany Hospital but doctors said he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was dead on arrival.
President Kalam’s body was taken to Delhi. The government declared a 7-day national mourning.