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July 29, 2015 at 10:32 am

President APJ Abdul Kalam’s Body Taken to Rameswaram, PM to Attend Funeral

President APJ Abdul Kalam's Body Taken to Rameswaram, PM to Attend Funeral

New Delhi: The body of former President APJ Abdul Kalam was flown out from Delhi to Madurai in Tamil Nadu this morning, from where it will be taken by helicopter to Rameswaram, where the former President was born. The funeral will be held in Rameswaram at 11 am on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend, said union minister M Venkaiah Naidu who is among three ministers who accompanied Dr Kalam’s body today. Till 7 on Tuesday evening, crowds of people paid tribute to Dr Kalam at 10 Rajaji Marg, his home in Delhi for the last seven years. Among them were a group of children who carried roses.

Related President Abdul Kalam Served as Inspiration for Millions of Indians: Barack Obama Sand Art Tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam A Caring President: Rashtrapati Bhavan Staff Remembers Kalam Earlier in the day, President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Dr Kalam at his residence. Among others who visited were former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. President Mukherjee and PM Modi had earlier received Dr Kalam’s body at Delhi’s Palam airport yesterday. A guard of honour by the three services was held at the airport.

The government has declared a seven-day national mourning as a mark of respect for the man known and loved across the country as the “People’s President”. The former President died after a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong, Meghalaya, last evening. He was 83. Both Houses of Parliament adjourned on Tuesday as a mark of respect Dr Kalam. They will remain adjourned till July 30. “Dr Kalam was a national treasure first and a President later.

Dr Kalam’s personality was special, his life inspires us, it inspires the youth,” PM Modi said on Tuesday. Known as the ‘Missile Man’ of India, Dr Kalam played a pivotal role in the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998. He was awarded the Padma BhuNew Delhi: The body of former President APJ Abdul Kalam was flown out from Delhi to Madurai in Tamil Nadu this morning, from where it will be taken by helicopter to Rameswaram, where the former President was born.

The funeral will be held in Rameswaram at 11 am on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend, said union minister M Venkaiah Naidu who is among three ministers who accompanied Dr Kalam’s body today. Till 7 on Tuesday evening, crowds of people paid tribute to Dr Kalam at 10 Rajaji Marg, his home in Delhi for the last seven years.

Among them were a group of children who carried roses. Related President Abdul Kalam Served as Inspiration for Millions of Indians: Barack Obama Sand Art Tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam A Caring President: Rashtrapati Bhavan Staff Remembers Kalam Earlier in the day, President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Dr Kalam at his residence.

Among others who visited were former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. President Mukherjee and PM Modi had earlier received Dr Kalam’s body at Delhi’s Palam airport yesterday.

A guard of honour by the three services was held at the airport. (See pics) The government has declared a seven-day national mourning as a mark of respect for the man known and loved across the country as the “People’s President”. The former President died after a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong, Meghalaya, last evening. He was 83. Both Houses of Parliament adjourned on Tuesday as a mark of respect Dr Kalam. They will remain adjourned till July 30.

“Dr Kalam was a national treasure first and a President later. Dr Kalam’s personality was special, his life inspires us, it inspires the youth,” PM Modi said on Tuesday. Known as the ‘Missile Man’ of India, Dr Kalam played a pivotal role in the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan and Bharat Ratna for his achievements. While in his 70s, he was nominated for the MTV Youth Icon of the Year award in 2003 and 2006.shan and Bharat Ratna for his achievements. While in his 70s, he was nominated for the MTV Youth Icon of the Year award in 2003 and 2006.

 

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