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Tendulkar pays homage to ‘late’ APJ Abdul Kalam

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New Delhi: Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Monday expressed condolence over the sudden demise of former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam, saying that India mourns the loss of a great person, a renowned scientist and above all, a terrific human being.

“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 Abdul Kalam,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI) also paid their tribute saying, “RIP Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Impeccable character and indomitable spirit.”

Kalam, 84, passed away in Shillong earlier today after he was admitted to a hospital in the city.

The former president collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management. He was in a critical condition and had been admitted to the city’s Bethany Hospital.

Kalam served as the 11th President on India from 2002 to 2007. (ANI)