New Delhi, July 28: Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Monday expressed condolence over the sudden demise of former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam, saying that India mourns the loss of a great person, a renowned scientist and above all, a terrific human being. Also Read - Mumbai Teenager Solves Rubik’s Cube Without Looking at It, Leaves Sachin Tendulkar Impressed | Watch

“The nation mourns the loss of a great person. Former President of India, a renowned scientist, an inspiration to all, a terrific human being…RIP Abdul Kalam,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter. READ: Ram Gopal Varma mocks Abdul Kalam’s death? Also Read - Virat Kohli is Like Modern Day Hero, Represents New Attitude of India: Steve Waugh

The Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI) also paid their tribute saying, “RIP Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Impeccable character and indomitable spirit.” Kalam, 84, passed away in Shillong earlier today after he was admitted to a hospital in the city. Also Read - Road Safety World Series 2021: Yusuf Pathan, R. Vinay Kumar, Naman Ojha Join India Legends Team

The former president collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management. He was in a critical condition and had been admitted to the city’s Bethany Hospital. Kalam served as the 11th President on India from 2002 to 2007.