Fondly recalling former President A P J Abdul Kalam's two memorable visits to China to interact with students, the Chinese academic community paid rich tributes to India's 'missile man' saying he was not simply a scientist of India but of the entire world. "Kalam's death made us feel very very sad. We will remember him forever with tears in our eyes," said Professor Jiang Jingkui, who heads the Centre for South Asian Studies in Peking University which honoured Kalam as visiting professor.
"He is not simply a scientist of India but also for the entire world. People of China will remember him for long," said Jiang who heads the Hindi department of the university. Kalam visited China twice, first in 2012 and later 2014 on the invitation of the Chinese government.