Abdul Kalam’s Body Received by PM Modi in Delhi
Former President Sir APJ Abdul Kalam’s body reached Delhi from Guwahati, after being moved from Shillong to Guwahati by a special aircraft. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Kalam’s body in New Delhi International Airport as a mark of respect to the Missile Man who is no more. Kalam’s body was taken to his residence at Rajaji Marg, where public paid homage to the People’s President for two hours. Kalam suddenly collapsed while lecturing in a seminar at IIM in Shillong due to severe cardiac arrest. It is known that the great man’s soul left his body while undergoing treatment in a hospital. The Telangana state government declared holiday today a holiday on account of demise of Abdul Kalam. However, the central government announced that it is not a public national holiday and all government offices will be open. As some announcements said that today is a national holiday, the center had to clarify it.