Abdul Kalam was people's President: Singapore's PM Lee

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Singapore, July 28: Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday, July 28 called APJ Abdul Kalam as the "people's president" as he paid tribute to the former President.

"I was honoured to meet Dr Kalam when he visited Singapore in 2006. Our thoughts are with his family and the people of India during this time of sorrow," said Lee of the former Indian president who passed away on Monday, July 27, on his Facebook account.

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Kalam was people's Prez: Singapore PM

"Dr Kalam had humble beginnings, but rose to become a top scientist at India's defence research organisation.

He then served as the country's 11th President from 2002 to 2007, and was widely regarded as the 'People's President'," he said.

PTI

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