Dharamshala — The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile expressed its condolence over the sudden demise of APJ Abdul Kalam, an esteemed scientist and former President of India, saying that "he had inspired millions of people from all walks of life."
In a condolence letter addressed to Shri A PJ Maratayer, brother of late Dr Abdul Kalam, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile wrote: "On behalf of all the Tibetan people, the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile express our deep sadness at the sudden demise of your beloved brother and former President of India."
"His Excellency Dr Abdul Kalam was a great scientist of India and he took India to a new level in the field of science. Moreover he was a man of wisdom and simplicity. He contributed his entire life to the service of the nation till his last breath. He had inspired millions of people from all walks of life. He had been a true idol to millions particularly to the students to always dream."
"He met with His Holiness the Dalai lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan people, on few occasions and they discussed about the relationship between Science and Buddhism. His Excellency had also shown keen interest in Buddhist philosophy," he mentioned.
"It is indeed an irremediable loss not only for India but also for the entire world. We express our heartfelt condolence to you and to the people of India. May his soul rest in peace," he wrote in the letter.