Former President Abdul Kalam passes away
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam, a popular head of state between 2002 and 2007, today passed away at a hospital here following sudden illness. He was 84.
Kalam took ill at a function here and was rushed to the hospital, M Kharkrang, SP Khasi Hills, said.
The former President collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management at around 6.30pm and was taken to the hospital.
Meghalaya Governor V Shanmughanathan and Chief Secretary P B O Warjri visited Bethany hospital where Kalam had been admitted.