"Dr Kalam was People's President. He was a President who had the ability to connect with India's youth," said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

“I knew Dr Kalam very closely, such a patriotic scientist who wanted to strengthen the country to fight enemies,” former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda said.

“Real tribute to Dr Kalam would be following simplicity,honesty, integrity and living for the country, said BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mourned on the loss and said that Kalam was a president of the common man. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia also condoled on the immense loss.

“Dr Kalam was a great personality. He was not only known as President of India but as People's President,” was the words of Kiren Rijiju for Kalam.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that a person who had a realization of power of youth is no more.

“Dr Kalam was not only the President of nation, but also a mentor, a guide to the entire country,” said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala also expressed condolences on behalf of the party.

NCP leader Majid Memon and Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav also grieved on Kalam’s demise.

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