Former president APJ Abdul Kalam died of severe cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at a Shillong institute at 6:40 PM today, Monday July 27 and was dead by the time he was taken to hospital.
Dr Kalam, 84, collapsed at the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong and was rushed to the ICU in Bethany Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
In his last tweet this morning said his message to students is to envision confidence and insight.
Going to Shillong.. to take course on Livable Planet earth at iim. With @srijanpalsingh and Sharma.
— APJ Abdul Kalam (@APJAbdulKalam) July 27, 2015
His endeavour to reach out as many students as possible made him breathe his last while speaking to students.
Dr Kalam served as the 11th President on India from 2002 to 2007.