Wheelchair bound Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh pays tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam

Ninety-four-year-old Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, who is wheelchair bound, was also among the many dignitaries to lay a wreath at the base of the coffin carrying the mortal remains of former president APJ Abdul Kalam at the Palam Airport here on Tuesday.

Wheelchair bound Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh pays tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam

New Delhi: Ninety-four-year-old Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, who is wheelchair bound, was also among the many dignitaries to lay a wreath at the base of the coffin carrying the mortal remains of former president APJ Abdul Kalam at the Palam Airport here on Tuesday.

It was indeed a poignant moment for citizens as well as personnel of the armed forces to see the highly decorated, aged and uniformed Singh rising out of his wheelchair and using a walking stick to slow-step march up to the podium to place a wreath of flowers at the base of the national flag-draped coffin, and offer a smart and dignified salute in tribute, of course with the assistance of an air warrior.

The mortal remains of the late president were brought by an Indian Air Force (IAF) C-130 J Super Hercules Aircraft to the national capital from Guwahati.

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