According to Indian media, Kalam died after break down during a lecture due to heart seizure.
He was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors said that the former president was brought dead at around 7 PM while assigning his death to cardiopulmonary arrest.
Kalam relished support of the two largest political parties in India – Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress – during his five-year-long skimp at the presidency between 2002 and 2007.
India announced seven days of national mourning for Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, who served as India’s 11th president, as is standard after the death of a former leader.
His body will be bring to New Delhi that is his ancestors living place on Tuesday, local media reported.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Kalam, who was elected to the top post during the previous BJP rule, saying he had “always marveled at his intellect, learnt so much from him”.
“India grieves the passing of an extraordinary researcher, a superb president or more each of the a motivating individual,” his office said in an announcement.
An acclaimed researcher and creator, Kalam was known as the “individuals’ leader” amid his time in office and kept on connecting with youngsters with his logical addresses in the wake of leaving office.
Destined to a poor group of boatman in Rameswaram, a waterfront town in southern Tamil Nadu state on October 15, 1931, Kalam sold daily papers as a youngster to help his family fiscally.
He ascended through the positions to turn into a top researcher at India’s protection research association, where he labored for four decades serving to add to the nation’s home developed weapon’s project, winning him the moniker “India’s rocket man”.
He additionally presumed a urgent part in India’s atomic weapons tests in 1998.After his presidential term, Kalam returned to academics and regularly delivered lectures at top Indian universities. He also published a best seller biography entitled “Wings of fire” in 1999.