A few tweets by IIM Shillong:
IIM Shillong is proud to have Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam as a visiting faculty for the third consecutive year— IIM Shillong (@IIM_Shillong) July 27, 2015
Dr. Kalam will be addressing the participants on 'Creating a Liveable Planet', starting this evening— IIM Shillong (@IIM_Shillong) July 27, 2015
IIM Shillong is grieved at the sad demise of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, who was at the institute as a visiting faculty— IIM Shillong (@IIM_Shillong) July 27, 2015
Singh was the man who took Dr Kalam to hospital when he collapsed on the dais while addressing the students at the IIM on Monday, July 27.
Now, Singh, the close aide of Dr Kalam, documented the last moments of his mentor. Singh in his post on Facebook wrote, "Our day, 27th July, began at 12 noon, when we took our seats in the flight to Guhawati. He was wearing a dark coloured "Kalam suit", and I started off complimenting, "Nice colour!" Little did I know this was going to be the last colour I will see on him."
In his post, Singh also mentioned about Dr Kalam's surprise visit to a commander who stood for many hours to ensure complete security to the former President.
"We were in a convoy of 6-7 cars. Dr Kalam and I were in the second car. Ahead us was an open gypsy with three soldiers in it. Two of them were sitting on either side and one lean guy was standing atop, holding his gun. One hour into the road journey, Dr Kalam said, 'Why is he standing? He will get tired.'"
"I want to meet him and thank him," told Dr Kalam to Singh while speaking about the commander. Later he indeed met the guard and said, "thank you buddy. Are you tired? Would you like something to eat? I am sorry you had to stand so long because of me."
The guard was overwhelmed and said, "Sir, aapke liye to 6 ghante bhi khade rahenge (Sir, I can stand for six hours for you)."
Pic: Kalam's surprise visit to the guard:
Singh in his post also mentioned that Dr Kalam was unhappy about Parliament working in recent past. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been disrupted several times.
Singh quoted Dr Kalam as saying, "This disruption just keeps happening. It is not right. I really need to find out a way to ensure that the parliament works on developmental politics."
Read Singh's complete post:
What I will be remembered for.. my memory of the last day with the great Kalam sir... It has been eight hours since we...Posted by Srijan Pal Singh onMonday, July 27, 2015