Dr. Abdul Kalam, widely known as the Missile Man and the People’s President, was remembered with love and respect throughout the social spectrum including the several social media platforms. People widely shared his amazing words on Facebook and Twitter. He died at the age of 83 on the evening of 27 July 2015 in Shillong after he fell down on ground during a speech at Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Shillong), in Meghalaya. His last words were “When I am dead, do not declare a holiday. Instead, work a day extra”. For several, he was a marvelous, scientist, teacher and inspirational leader.
People also paid respect to the great leader on social media by posting about Dr Abdul Kalam’s life and achievements. Some of the quotes on social media, which trended were “Born in Economically Poor Family”, “Struggled Hard to Succeed Goals” and “A picture that's worth thousand words!Great people like #APJAbdulKalam never die, they are immortal”.
Expressing his respected for the great scientist and the ex-President, the Bharat Ratna, Dr. Kalam, the Indian PM Narendra Modi, tweeted “It’s been a year since our beloved Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam left us & created a void that is irreplaceable. My tributes to this great personality”.
Commemorating the death anniversary of the late people's president, a six-foot statue of the ex-President Kalam was unveiled in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and the foundation stone for his memorial has been laid at his hometown.
India's largest public broadcasting agency, Prasar Bharati posted a picture of Kalam working on a rocket part at Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station in the 1960s on twitter. Meanwhile, the popular sand artist from Orissa, Mr. Sudarshan Pattnaik posted picture of his sandwork on the Puri beach on Twitter.
Dr. Kalam was certainly an epitome of simplicity, hard-work and Morality. His teachings and vision will continue to inspire generations to come. No wonder, he will remain an inspirational hero to billions of people in India and worldwide.