Nation remembers "Missile Man" APJ Abdul Kalam on his 1st death anniversary

Several political personalities on Wednesday paid tributes to the "Missile Man" and former president of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his first death anniversary.

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2016, 13:02 PM IST
Nation remembers "Missile Man" APJ Abdul Kalam on his 1st death anniversary
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New Delhi: Several political personalities on Wednesday paid tributes to the "Missile Man" and former president of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his first death anniversary.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje took to twitter to pay rich tributes to Kalam.

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah described him as a “epitome of simplicity, hardwork and morality."

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Kapil Mishra took the opportunity to announce that Delhi governmnet led by Chief Minsiter Arvind Kejriwal will inaugurate a memorial to the Bharat Ratna awardee on July 30 at Delhi Haat.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday announced the foundation stone for a memorial to the former president will be laid on July 27 at Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, where his mortal remains were laid to rest.

Kalam had collapsed while delivering a lecture to the management students of the IIM-Shillong on July 27 last year. He was rushed to the Bethany hospital, where he was declared dead due to a massive cardiac arrest.