In honor of APJ Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the tributes.
The Prime Minister tweeted a video highlighting the ex-president’s achievements and contributions to the nation. It was said that he struck a chord with all sections of society during his tenure as President.
Tributes to our former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He is greatly admired for his contribution to our nation as a scientist and as a President who struck a chord with every section of society. pic.twitter.com/vPwICWxA3u
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 15, 2022
As a tribute to Kalam’s spirit, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal highlighted his compassion for the disadvantaged and how he continues to inspire people today.
Remembering India’s former President Shri APJ Abdul Kalam ji on his birth anniversary. His humble origins and life of compassion for the disadvantaged continues to inspire every Indian. pic.twitter.com/6S0u3hf0nV
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 15, 2019
On the anniversary of the birth of the former president, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also paid tribute to him.
Remembering Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the People’s President, on his birth anniversary. We miss you so much Kalam ji
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 15, 2018
Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Atomic Energy, Dr Jitendra Singh, shared his picture and expressed his gratitude for being associated with him on a professional and personal level.
Fondly remembering the tallest science genius of our times, Dr #APJAbdulKalam on his birth anniversary.
It was a privilege to have been associated with Dr Kalam, personally and professionally. pic.twitter.com/5ScHdT4YGs
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) October 15, 2022
The Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, also paid tribute to Kalam on this occasion, expressing how the vision of Kalam continues to inspire many in today’s world
देश के पूर्व राष्ट्रपति, महान वैज्ञानिक भारत रत्न डॉ. ए. पी. जे. अब्दुल कलाम जी के जयंती पर उन्हें कोटि-कोटि नमन। उनका संपूर्ण जीवन हम सभी के लिए सदैव प्रेरणादायी है।#APJAbdulKalam pic.twitter.com/sDyAPR7ENa
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) October 15, 2022
The late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam served as India’s 11th president from 2002 to 2007 and died in 2015 at the age of 84 while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong.