Rajinikanth mentions Abdul Kalam as "MAHATMA", Showers praises and condoles the demise of the Missile Man


Superstar Rajinikanth feels blessed enough to have lived during a time that had a mahatma like former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Rajinikanth took to micro-blogging site Twitter to pay tribute to the missile man. The actor said that the scientist inspired millions of people with his life and achievements and he was blessed “to live admist Mahatma Kalamji”.

Rajinikanth also added that Dr Kalam was a simple and humble man who motivated students at all levels.

I did not have the privilege of seeing our mahatma Gandhiji, Kamaraj or Barathiyaar but was blessed enough to live admidst mahatma Kalamji.

From humble beginnings Abdul Kalam ji rose to great heights but continued to live humble and simple. He lived to inspire millions of people.

He endeared himself to student community motivating them at all levels. God has embraced him silently with love. May his soul rest in peace.

Earlier, Bollywood actor Salman Khan also took to Twitter to pay his condolences. The actor said that he should have made the effort of meeting Dr Kalam and he feels that it is entirely his loss. Dr Kalam, 83, died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest during a lecture at the IIM Shillong on Monday. His funeral will take place at his hometown Rameswaram tomorrow.