Nation bids adieu to former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

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Last rites of former President APJ Abdul KalamPaikarumbu, Rameshwaram : Former President APJ Abdul Kalam was laid to rest with full state honours here slightly before noon.

PM Modi paid respects to Dr. APJ Kalam’s elder brother by touching his feet after paying respects to the Missile Man. A full military honour, accompanied with political leaders countrywide, the last rites at the burial ground resounds a heartfelt farewell to the People’s President. The body was first taken to a Mosque in the early hours of morning today.Present in the ceremony are Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Former Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Governor of Kerala, and Chief Minister of Kerala among others.

From Shillong to Guwahati to Delhi and now to his birth town of Rameshwaram,  as former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s body was brought home, the casket respectfully wrapped in tricolour, with a mournful hymn filling the sorrowful environment, nation poured their hearts to pay their deepest condolences. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the first wreath and paid respects to the mortal remains of the great son of land.