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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's Funeral Today With Full Military Honours

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| July 29 , 2015 , 09:10 IST
[caption id="attachment_94315" align="aligncenter" width="2200"](Photo: PTI) (Photo: PTI)[/caption] Mortal remains of former President A P J Abdul Kalam on Wednesday were flown to his hometown Rameswaram in a special aircraft, as people in the national capital bid an emotional adieu to the 'missile man'.  
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Special aircraft carrying former president Kalam's mortal remains takes off from the Palam airport at around 08:15 AM. The aircraft will fly to Madurai, from where the mortal remains will be flown in to Rameswaram by an IAF helicopter.
 
Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain were present at the airport. Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan, who is from Tamil Nadu will also join the two Union ministers.
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Kalam's body taken to the airport in a gun carriage from his 10 Rajaji Marg residence Wednesday morning at 7 am, as officials and commoners bid farewell to the man.
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The funeral of the former President will be held in Rameswaram, his birth place in Tamil Nadu, on Thursday with full military honours.
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