Missile Man Abdul Kalam laid to rest

modi-kalamFormer president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the ‘Missile Man’ who came to be known as ‘People’s President’ laid to rest in his home town Rameswaram after top leaders paying tributes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam, Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Rajya Sabha leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad attended the funeral.

Rapped in Indian tricolour flag Kalam’s body was brought to the burial site at Pei Karumbu. A gun salute of the armed forces and a military band played in respect of the former prisident.