The terrible news of the passing away of former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam on July 27 shook us all. As people pay their condolences to the inspiring legend, we are still struggling to come to terms with it.

With him, we not only lost an inspiring politician, a hard working scientist, and an amazing author, but also an exemplary human being.

Time and again, Dr. Kalam has proved what an amazing person he has been. Here at the EU Parliament, he takes the world by storm with this powerful speech.

An excerpt from his commendable speech at the EU parliament says, “Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. Where there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the Nation. When there is order in the Nation, there is peace in the world.”

India will truly miss you, sir.