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Former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who was known as the country’s “Missile Man” for his engagement in the country’s missile and nuclear development, died Monday after he collapsed during a lecture in Shillong, northeastern India, the Press Trust of India reported. He was 83.

He was rushed to a hospital after collapsing while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management at around 6:30 p.m., the news service said. The exact cause of his death remains unknown.

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