Nation pays homage to Kalam,
Funeral on 30th July in TN
New Delhi: The Leaders and the common people, rushed to offer their last respects to late A P J Abdul Kalam today, 28th July 2015 as President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders cutting across political divide led the nation in paying homage to a leader who rose from humble origins to occupy the top office.
Long queues of people, especially school and college students, were seen through the day at 10, Rajaji Marg residence of Kalam in Lutyen's Delhi waiting for their turn to have a last look at the mortal remains of the person who had asked them to dream big and came to be hailed as the "People's President".
A seven-day national mourning was observed in honour of Kalam, whose last rites will be performed in his birthplace Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Thursday, 30th July 2015 morning in accordance with the wishes of his family headed by his elder brother Muthu Mohammed Meeran Marraikar (99). He would be given a state funeral with full military honours.
Both the Houses of Parliament adjourned for two days after paying glowing tributes while the Union Cabinet met to pass a resolution hailing his services to the nation.
Mukherjee, Hamid Ansari, Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and a host of dignitaries received the mortal remains of Kalam at the Palam technical area as the body was flown from Shillong to Guwahati en route Delhi by the Air Force.
The dignitaries placed wreaths on the body that was wrapped in a tri-colour and placed on a deck on the tarmac at at the Palam technical area.
He worried about Gurdaspur attack, Parliament disruption
Acoording to reports, hours before he collapsed and died while delivering a lecture, former president APJ Abdul Kalam had voiced concern over the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur, and about the continuous disruptions paralysing parliament, which he felt was "not right".
Kalam's advisor Srijan Pal Singh, who was with him throughout Monday till the end, in a touching post on Facebook, said he joined Kalam at noon on Monday for the flight to Guwahati.
Kalam was wearing a dark coloured "Kalam suit", and Singh gave him a compliment: "Nice colour!"
"Little did I know this was going to be the last colour I will see on him," he says.
During the two and a half hours of flying time and the equally long car drive to IIM-Shillong, the two "talked, discussed and debated. These were amongst hundreds of the long flights and longer drives we have been together over the last six years".
"First, Dr. Kalam was absolutely worried about the attacks in Punjab. The loss of innocent lives left him filled with sorrow. The topic of lecture at IIM-Shillong was 'Creating a Livable Planet Earth'. He related the incident to the topic and said, 'it seems the man-made forces are as big a threat to the livability of earth as pollution'," Singh recounts.
"We discussed on how, if this trend of violence, pollution and reckless human action continues we will forced to leave earth. 'Thirty years, at this rate, maybe', he said. 'You guys must do something about it, it is going to be your future world'."
Kalam was also worried about the continuing chaos in parliament.
"He said, 'I have seen two different governments in my tenure. I have seen more after that. This disruption just keeps happening. It is not right. I really need to find out a way to ensure that the parliament works on developmental politics'.
"He then asked me to prepare a surprise assignment question for the students at IIM Shillong, which he would give them only at the end of the lecture.
"He wanted to them to suggest three innovative ways to make parliament more productive and vibrant. Then, after a while he returned on it.
"But how can ask them to give solutions if I don't have any myself," Singh recalled Kalam as saying.
The terror attack on Monday in Gurdaspur left seven people -- three civilians and four security personnel -- dead and ended after an 11-hour gunbattle. The three attackers, believed to have come from across the border, were killed by security forces.
The monsoon session of parliament, which began on July 21, has seen continuous disruptions over the Opposition demand for the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the Lalit Modi episode, as well as for the resignation of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the Vyapam recruitment scam.
Srijan Pal Singh describes himself on his Twitter handle as "Author, Entrepreneur. Advisor to Dr. Kalam. pragmatic spiritualist. IIMA All Rounder Gld Medlist. ex iima student president."
ಕಲಾಂಗೆ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದ ನಮನ, 30ರಂದು ಅಂತ್ಯಕ್ರಿಯೆ
ನವದೆಹಲಿ: ಸೋಮವಾರ 27 ಜುಲೈ 2015ರಂದು ನಿಧನರಾದ ‘ಮಿಸೈಲ್ ಮ್ಯಾನ್’ ಎಂದೇ ಖ್ಯಾತರಾಗಿದ್ದ ಮಾಜಿ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಪತಿ, ವಿಜ್ಞಾನಿ ಡಾ. ಎ.ಪಿ.ಜೆ. ಅಬ್ದುಲ್ ಕಲಾಂ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಇಡೀ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ ಈದಿನ ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾಂಜಲಿ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿತು. ಅವರ ಹುಟ್ಟೂರಾದ ರಾಮೇಶ್ವರಂನಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರ ಜುಲೈ 30ರಂದು ಅವರ ಅಂತ್ಯಕ್ರಿಯೆ ನೆರವೇರಲಿದೆ.
83 ವರ್ಷ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನ ಕಲಾಂ ಮೇಘಾಲಯ ರಾಜಧಾನಿ ಶಿಲ್ಲಾಂಗ್ನ ಇಂಡಿಯನ್ ಇನ್ಸ್ಟಿಟ್ಯೂಟ್ ಆಫ್ ಮ್ಯಾನೇಜ್ವೆುಂಟ್(ಐಐಎಂ)ನಲ್ಲಿ 27ರ ಸಂಜೆ 6.30ರ ಸುಮಾರಿಗೆ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸ ನೀಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ವೇಳೆ ಹೃದಯಾಘಾತಕ್ಕೀಡಾಗಿ ಕುಸಿದುಬಿದ್ದಿದ್ದರು. ಅವರನ್ನು ಕೂಡಲೇ ನಗರದ ನಾನ್ಗ್ರಿಮ್ಬೆಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಬೆಥನಿ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗೆ ದಾಖಲಿಸಲಾಯಿತಾದರೂ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆ ಫಲಕಾರಿಯಾಗದೆ ರಾತ್ರಿ 8.40ಕ್ಕೆ ಕೊನೆಯುಸಿರೆಳೆದಿದ್ದರು.
ಈದಿನ ಜುಲೈ 28ರಂದು ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ ಮೇಘಾಲಯದ ಶಿಲ್ಲಾಂಗ್ನಿಂದ ಗುವಾಹತಿ ಮೂಲಕ ಅಬ್ದುಲ್ ಕಲಾಂ ಅವರ ಪಾರ್ಥಿವ ಶರೀರವನ್ನು ವಿಶೇಷ ವಿಮಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಧ್ಯಾಹ್ನ 12.30 ಕ್ಕೆ ನವದೆಹಲಿಯ ಪಾಲಂ ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ತರಲಾಯಿತು. ಪಾಲಂ ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಪತಿ ಪ್ರಣಬ್ ಮುಖರ್ಜಿ, ಉಪ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಪತಿ ಹಮೀದ್ ಅನ್ಸಾರಿ, ಪ್ರಧಾನಿ ನರೇಂದ್ರ ಮೋದಿ, ದೆಹಲಿ ಲೆ.ಗವರ್ನರ್ ನಜೀಬ್ ಜಂಗ್, ದೆಹಲಿ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಅರವಿಂದ್ ಕೇಜ್ರಿವಾಲ್ ಮತ್ತಿತರರು ಅಂತಿಮ ನಮನ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿದರು.
ಮಂಗಳವಾರ. ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ ಪ್ರಣಬ್ ಮುಖರ್ಜಿ, ಹಮೀದ್ ಅನ್ಸಾರಿ, ನರೇಂದ್ರ ಮೋದಿ, ದೆಹಲಿ ಲೆ.ಗವರ್ನರ್ ನಜೀಬ್ ಜಂಗ್, ದೆಹಲಿ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಅರವಿಂದ್ ಕೇಜ್ರಿವಾಲ್, ಭೂಸೇನೆ, ವಾಯು ಪಡೆ ಮತ್ತು ನೌಕಾಪಡೆಯ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥರು ಕಲಾಂ ಪಾರ್ಥಿವ ಶರೀರಕ್ಕೆ ಅಂತಿಮ ನಮನ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿದರು.