BJP MP demands renaming of Aurangzeb Road to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road

BJP MP Maheish Girri has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to rename Aurangzeb Road in the national capital to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road.

Updated: Jul 31, 2015, 20:44 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP MP Maheish Girri has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to rename Aurangzeb Road in the national capital to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road.

"As a tribute to the People's President, I hereby propose to rename the ' Aurangzeb Road' in New Delhi to 'Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road'. In my opinion, this will be a great way of preserving his memories and legacy forever," wrote Girri.

Dr Kalam, 83, passed away on Monday in Shillong after suffering a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture to students at the Indian Institute of Management.  

The former president of India was laid to rest on Thursday in his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu with full military honours.