Tributes pour in for APJ Abdul Kalam on 89th birth anniversary
On the occasion of former President of India Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam's birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah and other leaders paid their respects by remembering him. The nation celebrates this day as World Student’s Day every year.
PM Modi tweeted recalling him, "Dr. A tribute to Kalam on his birth anniversary. His indelible contribution to the development of India as a scientist and president can never be forgotten. His life journey gives strength to millions of people."
Union home minister Amit Shah said, "Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was a visionary leader and architect of India’s space and missile programs, who always wanted to build a strong and self-reliant India. His immortal legacy in science and education is a symbol of inspiration."
Expressing admiration for the renowned scientist, several politicians cutting across party lines, took to social media to pay tributes to the leader.
Kalam served as the 11th president of India between 2002-07 and won the respect and admiration of people and political parties across the spectrum for his simple living and non-partisan conduct. He also earned the sobriquet ''Missile Man of India'' for his role in the development of India''s missile programmes.