Google displays a black ribbon on homepage of Google India in memory of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. This is the first time anywhere in the world that Google has displayed a black ribbon to pay tribute to an individual. Kalam passed away on July 27 after suffering a heart attack during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. He went from distributing newspapers after school during childhood to become the President of our country.
He was awarded Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna – the highest civilian honour. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam made every day of his life count for all it’s worth, till very last breath he took yesterday.
Former President of India and reputed scientist Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam passed away on Monday evening at a hospital in Meghalaya. Reports say he collapsed while delivering a lecture at Indian Institute of Management in Shillong and was admitted in the hospital in a very critical condition.