State Funeral for India's People's President

Indian soldiers carry a casket bearing the body of former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam during his funeral ceremony at The Pei Karumbu Ground in Rameswaram. Photo: AFP, Reuters
People throw rose petals on his grave. Photo: AFP, Reuters
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pay last respect to Dr Kalam yesterday.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pay last respect to Dr Kalam yesterday. Kalam, considered the father of the country's missile programme, died on Monday. Popularly known as "Missile Man," Kalam led the scientific team that developed missiles able to carry India's nuclear warheads. He became a national folk hero after helping oversee nuclear tests in 1998 that solidified India's status as a nuclear weapons state. Photo: AFP, Reuters
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