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Last rites of APJ Abdul Kalam

  • APJ Abdul Kalam, Funeral, Last Rites, Rameswaram
    Photo Courtesy: Sitanshu Kar, ?Principal Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence (Twitter)

    According to reports, over one lakh people attended the last rites of former President APJ Abdul Kalam. The funeral was held today at Rameswaram.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam, Funeral, Last Rites, Rameswaram
    Photo Courtesy: Sitanshu Kar, ?Principal Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence (Twitter)

    The body of the "Missile Man" being brought to the funeral ground at Rameswaram. A host of dignitaries, including the PM and CMs of various states were present for the funeral.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam, Funeral, Last Rites, Rameswaram
    Photo Courtesy: Sitanshu Kar, ?Principal Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence (Twitter)

    Tri-Services contingent in attendance at funeral ground. The former President was laid to rest with full state honours.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam, Funeral, Last Rites, Rameswaram
    Photo Courtesy: PIB India (Twitter)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to the former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam, Funeral, Last Rites, Rameswaram
    Photo Courtesy: Sitanshu Kar, ?Principal Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence (Twitter)

    The 'Last Salute' from the Prime Minister to the former President.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam, Funeral, Last Rites, Rameswaram
    Photo Courtesy: Sitanshu Kar, ?Principal Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence (Twitter)

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar pays homage to the former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam, Funeral, Last Rites, Rameswaram
    Photo Courtesy: ANI (Twitter)

    Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and BJP MP Shahnawaz Hussain were also present at the last rites ceremony of the former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam, Funeral, Last Rites, Rameswaram
    Photo Courtesy: PIB India (Twitter)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences to the family members of the former President APJ abdul Kalam.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam, Funeral, Last Rites, Rameswaram
    Photo Courtesy: ANI (Twitter)

    The body of the former President was taken off the podium and placed reverentially in the grave dug nearby.

  • APJ Abdul Kalam, Funeral, Last Rites, Rameswaram
    Photo Courtesy: ANI (Twitter)

    A namaz-e-janaza was then performed after the grave was closed. After final prayers, rose petals were placed over the grave.

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