Google India has paid tribute to ‘missile man’ APJ Abdul Kalam after he passed away on June 27 of a heart attack in Shillong. The scientist, who also served as the President of India between 2002 and 2007, had collapsed while giving a lecture.

Google often honours important people as well as special days and events with doodles. On Wednesday, the search page displayed a black ribbon in the memory of the late scientist.

A host of global leaders, including US President Barack Obama, had extended their condolences on the death of the former president. Expressing that Kalam was an inspiration to millions who worked to deepen space cooperation between the US and India, Obama said, “On behalf of the American people, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the people of India on the passing of former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. A scientist and statesman, Dr Kalam rose from humble beginnings to become one of India’s most accomplished leaders, earning esteem at home and abroad,” said Obama.

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