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'Remembering Dr APJ Abdul Kalam' - President Pranab Mukherjee's photo tribute on Twitter

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday posted few pictures of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his Twitter handle with a post which read as -

Jul 31, 2015, 19:47 PM IST

APJ Abdul Kalam's last journey underway in Rameswaram, nation bids a teary adieu

The mortal remains of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, were taken from his ancestral house here to the local mosque ahead of the funeral as thousands of mourners -- young and old -- poured into the island town to pay their last respects.

Jul 30, 2015, 11:37 AM IST

Dr Kalam's body to be flown to hometown Rameshwaram for last rites

The body of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest during a lecture at the IIM-Shillong on Monday, will be flown to his hometown of Rameshwaram on Wednesday.

Jul 29, 2015, 06:51 AM IST

President, PM lead nation in paying tributes to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam; funeral in Rameswaram on Thursday

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation on Tuesday in paying tributes to former president APJ Abdul Kalam.

Jul 28, 2015, 23:13 PM IST

APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral: Why Rameswaram was chosen over New Delhi?

The funeral of former president of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away in Shillong on Monday night will be held in Rameswaram, his birth place, on July 30 with full military honours.

Jul 28, 2015, 21:58 PM IST

Punjab and Haryana Governor condoles Dr Kalam's death

Punjab and Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday expressed deepest condolence over the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Jul 28, 2015, 20:36 PM IST

Envoys of several countries pay homage to Dr Kalam

Envoys of several countries including Pakistan on Tuesday paid homage to former President APJ Abdul Kalam whose mortal remains were brought here from Shillong, where he died last night.

Jul 28, 2015, 20:33 PM IST

Kalam was a simple man with a great soul: Uttarakhand Governor

Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul and Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday expressed grief at the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam describing him as a simple man with great soul whose loss is irreparable for the nation.

Jul 28, 2015, 20:29 PM IST

'Dr Kalam wanted youth to prevent Tamil language from fading'

Recalling former President APJ Abdul Kalam, his 84-year-old college mate Sampathkumar said that he wanted younger generation to prevent the Tamil language from fading into oblivion.

Jul 28, 2015, 20:27 PM IST

Seven-day state mourning in Manipur in honour of Dr Kalam

Manipur government on Tuesday announced a seven-day state mourning in honour of former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Jul 28, 2015, 20:26 PM IST

Tripura CM Manik Sarkar condoles Dr Kalam's death

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday condoled the death of former president A P J Abdul Kalam and said his death is an irreparable loss to the nation.

Jul 28, 2015, 20:23 PM IST

Kalam's life will be taught in schools: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

A lesson on the life of late former president APJ Abdul Kalam will be taught in schools across Madhya Pradesh in a bid to make students ideal citizens in their life, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Tuesday.

Jul 28, 2015, 19:16 PM IST

APJ Abdul Kalam's last rites to be held in Rameswaram on July 30

The mortal remains of late president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam will be flown to his native town Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday where last rites will take place on July 30.

Jul 28, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

Abdul Kalam had special attachment to Hyderabad

 Former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, had a special attachment to Hyderabad where he led India's missile development programme and worked on various projects to use the spin-offs of defence research for healthcare.

Jul 28, 2015, 16:02 PM IST

President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Narendra Modi pay tributes to APJ Abdul Kalam

 President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid floral tributes to former president APJ Abdul Kalam after his body arrived in the capital.

Jul 28, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

'Advantage India' book Kalam's last bequest to the nation

‘Advantage India’, a book that throws light on the country's opportunities and the key challenges in the next five years, will be the last bequest to the nation by former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who died on Monday evening.

Jul 28, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

Last rites of Kalam to be held in his native place: Collector

The last rites of former President APJ Abdul Kalam would be held at his native place here on Wednesday with his body expected to arrive by noon, District Collector K Nandhakumar said.

Jul 28, 2015, 14:57 PM IST

All govt offices in Andhra to pay homage to Kalam

 Hailing former President APJ Abdul Kalam as a great statesman who always wanted to reach out to the people, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday urged that homage be paid to the departed soul in all government offices in the state.

Jul 28, 2015, 14:51 PM IST

Goa Assembly condoles death of former Prez APJ Abdul Kalam

Goa Legislative Assembly on Tuesday paid rich tributes to former President APJ Abdul Kalam and the House was adjourned after adopting a condolence motion.

Jul 28, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

APJ Abdul Kalam was people's president: Singapore's PM Lee

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday called APJ Abdul Kalam as the "people's president" as he paid tribute to the former President.

Jul 28, 2015, 14:39 PM IST