APJ Abdul Kalam death: Bhutan orders flags to fly half mast to honour him

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Thimpu, July 29: The Bhutan government has joined India to mourn the death former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, media reported.

On the command of The King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck , the National Flag will be flown at half mast, Kuensel reported.

Bhutan mourns Kalam’s death

A thousand-butter lamps offered at the Kunrey (congregation hall) of the Trashichhodzong on Tuesday.

Bhutanese Premier Tshering Tobgay said, "Saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Abdul Kalam, India's iconic president -- one who was loved by all people, especially the youth of India."

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, 83, also known as India's 'missile man', collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong on Monday and later died in a hospital. Kalam served as the President of India from 2002 to 2007. 

Read More: Some miscellaneous facts about Dr Kalam: An immortal personality of India

He was credited with helping develop his country's first space satellites. In the 1980s, he was helped design the nuclear-capable Prithvi and Agni ballistic missiles.

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