CPI-M salutes Abdul Kalam

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday expressed “deep sorrow” over the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

“Kalam played a pivotal role in the development of India’s nuclear
technology capabilities,” the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement.

“Kalam tirelessly worked among the youth of our country, particularly
school students, urging them to develop a vision for creating a better

“He had unassailable faith in our Indian youth scaling new heights
of scientific and technological advances.”

The CPI-M said that Kalam, as the president, “discharged his responsibilities in a dignified manner”.

Kalam died on Monday in Shillong after collapsing during a lecture.

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