Google pays tribute to Abdul Kalam with black ribbon
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 30-Jul-2015

New Delhi, July 30: The day when Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was buried in raeshwaram his home town, Google paid special tribute to Bharat Ratna Kalam by posting black ribbon on home page, which mentions the melancholy of passing away of great soul.

This has been for the first time that Google paid tribute by posting a black ribbon and tagging that ribbon with Dr. Kalam’s name. Google from way beginning had been practice of marking birth and death anniversaries of renowned personalities all around world and let world know about the personalities.

The search giant is well known for honouring notable people and marking important occasions and anniversaries by redesigning its logo, famously known as the Google doodle. In the past, it has paid similar tribute to filmmaker Satyajit Ray, mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi and actor Raj Kapoor.

The Google Doodle for Dr Kalam is just the ribbon below the search field. When the cursor is placed over the ribbon, it says: "In memory of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam".

On Monday evening, Dr. Kalmcollapsed while giving a lecture to IIM students in Shillong, following to which he was admitted in ICU and couple of hours after doctor declared Dr. Kalam as dead.

Kalam due to his achievements had been conferred Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan Padma Vibhushan. Kalam worked as Scientisit with ISRO for at least 20 years, Kalam call it as achievement when he was shifted from DRDO to ISRO.

Known as the Missile Man of India, Dr Kalam played a pivotal role in the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998.

Dr Kalam was the one changed the face of India’s defense sector and it wouldn’t be possible without him for India to reach, where India is today. He had also recited about the 2020 vision statement, specially, many times in Parliament

Dr Kalam was always loved by the children, whoever he meet to would motivate him and will only speak positive and strive for the bright future of country. He never got married. He also, had seen life very closely, being from the tough times of life to become scientist.