Premier’s Statement on the Passing of Former Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
“On behalf of the government of Ontario, I want to express my deepest condolences on the passing of former President Abdul Kalam.
Dr. Kalam was a man of many accomplishments. As a respected scientist, he played a critical role in the development of the Indian space program. As a committed educator, he inspired millions of young people to achieve their very best. And as a devoted leader, he gained support both at home and abroad, becoming known as “the people’s President.”
Ontario played host to the former president on many occasions, and in 2010 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.
I join our Indo-Canadian families, friends and neighbours in mourning the passing of this respected leader.”