Translated from Russian
HIS EXCELLENCY MR PRANAB MUKHERJEE,
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA,
HIS EXCELLENCY MR NARENDRA MODI,
PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA,
Esteemed Mr President,
Esteemed Mr Prime Minister,
Kindly accept deepest condolences on the sad passing away of the former President of India, Dr Abdul Kalam.
Abdul Kalam rightly enjoyed high international authority as an outstanding scientist and a wise statesman. It is difficult to overestimate his personal contribution to social, economic, scientific and technical progress of India and in ensuring its national security.
In Russia Abdul Kalam will be remembered as a consistent exponent of closer friendly relations between our nations who has done a lot for cementing mutually beneficial Russian-Indian cooperation.
May I request you to convey the words of sincere sympathy and support to the near and dear ones of the deceased leader, to the government and entire people of India.
s/d Vladimir Putin
July 28, 2015