Former president Abdul Kalam passes away on 27thJuly, 2015 in Shillong

Q.  On 27th July’15 in which city former President APJ Abdul Kalam passed away?
- Published on 27 Jul 15

a. Bengaluru
b. Shillong
c. Guwahati
d. Imphal

ANSWER: Shillong
He died at the age of 84 and known as People's President, Dr Kalam breathed his last at a hospital in Meghalaya's capital at 7.45 PM. The former President was rushed to the Bethany hospital after he collapsed during a lecture in the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. During his tenure as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister from July 1992 to December 1999, he led the weaponisation of strategic missile systems and the Pokhran-II nuclear tests, which made India a nuclear weapon state. In 1997, Dr Kalam was conferred Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian awards.

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