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'Dr Abdul Kalam was a true inspiration'

Last updated on: July 28, 2015 12:31 IST

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities:

Bollywood folks turned to Twitter to express grief over former president APJ Abdul Kalam's sudden demise:

National Award-winning filmmaker Onir shared an old photo of APJ Abdul Kalam from the screening of his 2005 film My Brother… Nikhil.

 'RIP #A.P.J.AbdulKalam . Remember meeting this gentle soul exactly 10 yrs ago in #shillong for the screening of #MyBrotherNikhil . Nation will remember him for his goodness.’ 

Salman Khan: 'Never had the opportunity to meet kalam saab but always loved and respected him. As scientist and as President, Kalam saab was a true inspiration for many generations of Indians.

'ek scientist tha, hai aur rahega. His teachings will always be with us. When ur heart says you should meet someone, don't delay. i always wanted to meet Kalam saab and i should have made the effort. my loss.'

Shah Rukh Khan: So sad to hear about the Gurdaspur terror attack & now the news of Dr. Kalam's demise. May Allah bring peace upon all.

Amitabh Bachchan: A brilliant mind, a child like demeanour, simple caring and loved by all .. ex POI passes away .. PRAYERS.

Ram Gopal Varma: Great men like Kalamji can never die ..they will remain forever alive in the hearts of every Indian from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

Hema Malini: We've lost a great soul, true son of India & a great human being! May his soul rest in peace!

Rishi Kapoor: R I P. Dr. Abdul Kalam,sir, you shall be missed and remembered.

Shekhar Kapur: Truly a great humanitarian and wonderful person. India has lost a man of great brilliance dignity and respect rarely seen #APJAbdulKalam.

Farhan Akhtar: Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of one of the most inspirational Indians of our time, former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. RIP.

Madhur Bhandarkar: I consider myself fortunate that I had the honor & the privilege of receiving two National Awards at the hands of Shri Abdul Kalam. RIP, Sir

Simi Garewal: #APJAbdulKalam Missile Man of India. Inspiring President.Sadly too few men of his calibre left. He has found his peace.We yet hv to on earth

Nandita Das: #RIPAbdulKalam What a way to go....in the midst of a talk to the students in Meghalaya.

Priyanka Chopra: They say Good & Great r seldom in the same man. Dr Kalam was the epitome of both.A big loss for India. May his beautiful soul Rest in Peace.

Alia Bhatt: "Dream, dream, dream.. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action." - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. RIP

Parineeti Chopra: Always ahead of his time, Dr. Kalam showed us the way :) A visionary, an inspiration to us all. We'll miss you sir.

Shraddha Kapoor: "You have to dream before your dreams can come true." Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. R.I.P.

Neha Dhupia: An author, a teacher , a scientist and one of the best presidents India has ever seen ... RIP Dr. APJ Abdul kalam.

Lara Dutta: RIP APJ Kalam. A visionary, a man of honour and Indias pride. Salute!

Randeep Hooda : A scientist, a visionary, a rebel, a rockstar, loved by all, young and old.A life lived to be aspired to. Sad loss.

Yami Gautam: Dr Abdul Kalam will be always remembered through his teachings and vision with which he enlightened us & the generations to come.

Anushka Sharma: Very sad to hear about the passing of APJ Abdul Kalam . Loss of an inspiring visionary and a wonderful soul .May his soul RIP.

Vivek Oberoi: We have lost one of the greatest gifts to our nation- a scientist, a visionary, an inspiration. His wisdom will live on. RIP Dr Abdul Kalam.

Preity Zinta: One of our most knowledgable leaders & a true Rattan of India. We will miss you Sir. R.I.P.

Madhuri Dixit: Dr Abdul Kalam,a fantastic person with a brilliant mind, no longer with us. May his soul rest in peace.

Rediff features on India's most popular President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam here.

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Bipasha Basu sizzles in a bikini

Actress Bipasha Basu, who recently returned from Maldives, shared a picture from her exotic getaway. 

‘Basking in the brilliance of Sun,’ she tweeted with the picture. 

‘Thank You Maldives 4 Seasons Kuda Huraa for the amazing hospitality. A special thanks to Vice President Adeeb,’ she added.

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Happy birthday Huma Qureshi

Badlapur actress Huma Qureshi turns 29 on July 28.

Actress Aditi Rao Hydari posted a picture of them together and tweeted: ‘Happyyyyyy birthdaaaaaay @humasqureshi.’2 

Ayushmann Khurrana ‏also wished her and wrote: ‘happy bday Huma Q! Ab apne des waapas aa jao pls. Sings-- Mitti di Khushboo aayi.’

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Priyanka Chopra resumes shooting for Quantico

After wrapping up the shoot for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much awaited project Bajirao Mastani, Priyanka Chopra, is back on the sets of her American TV show Quantico.

After the shoot, she posted a picture of herself and wrote: ‘Wow!! A 17 n a half hour day 1! And it finally ends! Dunno if I’m tired or alive.’

The thriller also features Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Masri, Johanna Braddy, among others, in important roles.