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APJ Abdul Kalam's office : "He Is Absolutely Fine" Post Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 1:16 pm 
On Monday former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam's office reveled that the 82-year-old is absoutely fine and rejected reports of his ill health

Kalam’s private secretary said that the rumours have been doing rounds about the nuclear scientist ill health. He rejected the reports and said someone is playing mischief.

Recently, Abdhul Kalam has been awarded an honorary degree by Scotland's prestigious University of Edinburgh for his contribution to science and technology.

"The award presented by University Principal and Vice Chancellor Timothy O'Shea is in recognition of Dr Kalam's outstanding contribution to science and technology, and his commitment to helping transform India into a developed nation by 2020," it said.

Abdhul Kalam served as the president of India from 2002 to 2007, received the degree during a dinner held in his honour on May 15, the varsity said. He also regarded as the father of his country's space programme and in recent years.

The 82-year-old has campaigned to highlight the plight of India's rural poor, advocating the use of technology to address social and economic inequalities.

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