New Delhi: Delhi government has decided to build a permanent memorial to APJ Abdul Kalam at a famous market here where belongings of the former President including his books and musical instruments would be on display.
"I am visiting Rameswaram tomorrow to bring back APJ Kalam's belongings to Delhi. At his family home, there are several of his belongings of the former President including books, veena and spectacles," Delhi Culture Minister Kapil Mishra said on Monday.
Kalam's possessions from his residence at 10, Rajaji Marg in the national capital, had been sent to Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu by the Centre, after his death.
"The belongings will be taken to Delhi from Rameswaram through trucks. They will be kept inside the Delhi Assembly till July 27 and thereafter, they will be permanently placed at Dilli Haat, INA where his memorial would be constructed," Mishra told reporters here.
The Delhi government will also have a permanent exhibition on Kalam at Delhi Haat where his books will be displayed and used for research and other purposes.
Mishra had criticised the Centre's move to allot Kalam's official residence at 10, Rajaji Marg to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma after the former President's death.