Kalam laid to rest with full state honours

Thousands pay the last respect to their most love president

GN Bureau | July 30, 2015


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Former president APJ Abdul Kalam was laid to rest with full military honours in Rameswaram on Thursday morning. Prime minister Narendra Modi, defence minister Manohar Parrikar, chief ministers of several states, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi along with many dignitaries and common people attended the last rites.

Thousands of people came from across the country to pay their last respects. The people walked down the highway into Rameswaram and a majority took buses, trains and even boats. The streets were packed as Kalam's body was taken from his ancestral home to a mosque. Kalam's family, including his eldest brother 99-year-old Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraicker accompanied his body

Here are the pictures of his final journey
 

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