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Bollywood bids 'salaam' to 'true Bharat Ratna' Kalam

For some, it was his child-like demeanour which made him affable and for some, it was his inspirational vision and work in the field of science which made A.P.J. Abdul Kalam a "universally-loved" Bharat Ratna, who managed to be in p

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For some, it was his child-like demeanour which made him affable and for some, it was his inspirational vision and work in the field of science which made A.P.J. Abdul Kalam a "universally-loved" Bharat Ratna, who managed to be in politics without being a "politician".

Bollywood celebrities paid heartfelt tributes to the former president, who suddenly passed away on Monday evening in Shillong.

Several names from the Hindi film industry took to Twitter to remember their moments with Kalam, and to bid their 'aakhri salaam'.

Here's what they tweeted:

Amitabh Bachchan: A brilliant mind, a child like demeanour, simple caring and loved by all .. ex POI passes away .. PRAYERS.

Shah Rukh Khan: So sad to hear about the Gurdaspur terror attack & now the news of Dr. Kalam's demise. May Allah bring peace upon all.

Salman Khan: Never had the opportunity to meet Kalam saab but always loved and respected him. As scientist and as president, Kalam saab was a true inspiration for many generations of Indians. When your heart says you should meet someone, don't delay. I always wanted to meet Kalam saab and I should have made the effort. My loss. I will miss Kalam saab. India will miss him.

Priyanka Chopra: "They say Good & Great are seldom in the same man. Dr Kalam was the epitome of both. A big loss for India. May his beautiful soul Rest in Peace."

A.R. Rahman: Dr. Kalam, when you became the president, you gave the word 'hope' a new meaning for Indians... Today, we have lost a great leader who inspired our young minds to feel that we live in the greatest nation on the Earth and that each one of them can achieve great things... May the creator lead you to heaven.

Anupam Kher: Thank you Dr. Kalam for your wisdom, for your inspirational life, for your generosity, for your patriotism & for your teachings. #MyHero

Kabir Bedi: Saluting the memory of APJ Abdul Kalam, India's most loved President, a truly inspirational Bharat Ratna. RIP @APJAbdulKalam.

Abhishek Bachchan: RIP Dr. Kalam. Huge loss to us all.

Divya Dutta: Not one person Awho's not tweeting abt dr kalam! A truly loved n admired person!! By all! Unanimously!!! Rare n special! RIP sir!

Farhan Akhtar: Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of one of the most inspirational Indians of our time, former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. RIP.

Anushka Sharma: Very sad to hear about the passing of APJ Abdul Kalam. Loss of an inspiring visionary and a wonderful soul. May his soul RIP.

Adnan Sami: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam loved every element of life. Amongst many things, he preached "Unity of Minds through Music". RIP.

Sushmita Sen: What a glorious life!!Greatness lead by example!!#Respect#Salute d life n divine grace of Mr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam #Godspeed

Manoj Bajpayee: His contribution in putting India on top has been immense incomparable. We bow down to true son of this nation. RIP Kalam sahib!

Abhishek Bachchan Shah Rukh Khan Salman Khan Amitabh Bachchan Farhan Akhtar Divya Dutta Priyanka Chopra Anupam Kher Sushmita Sen Manoj Bajpayee A.R. Rahman Anushka Sharma

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ashpat 5 years ago RIP Dr. Kalam! May god bless your soul! Respect and salute, sir!
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Titaliya1234 5 years ago R.I.P Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He is a man who inspired everyone to 'rise' in difficult times! He taught us to dream and work for it! Very saddened by his demise! We miss u sir! Your teachings will always remain in our thoughts and hearts! We will work to make your dream of developing India come true! A big salute to one of the greatest sons of India!
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afra97 5 years ago Dr.Kalaam... u were a great inspiration for young students from minority...
The Nation has lost a great personality...
May his soul rest in peace...
The missile man, the people's president, and a student's inspiration...Every quality of a good citizen he possessed. Salutes to you...
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Radhadreamlove 5 years ago Nation cannot pay for this loss...
From childhood I've been learning how great kalam sir was/is.
So I always wanted to meet him..n m honestly saying dialogues
But destiny had other plans
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metronome 5 years ago You were an inspiration, Sir. I wish we had the benefit of your wisdom for longer.

RIP, Sir. You will be sorely missed.
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SwathiAnthy 5 years ago i already wept a lot yesterday!!
y do good people leave so soon when nation needs them the most!!
A true son of the nation with good and greatness! We salute YOU sir! Take birth again in INDIA.pls!
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