APJ Abdul Kalam’s brother and relatives paid their respects to the former President (fondly known as Missile Man) at his memorial in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. The memorial was decorated with flowers and people gathered around it to remember Kalam on his death anniversary.
Rameswaram: As the country remembers the Missile Man of India on his fourth death anniversary today (July 27), APJ Abdul Kalam's brother Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraikayar and his relatives paid their tribute at his memorial in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. The memorial was decorated with flowers and people gathered around it to remember Kalam on his death anniversary.
Kalam's grand nephew, APJ Sheikh Salim said, "Even though he is not with us anymore, his dreams and ambition for the youngsters are instilled in their hearts. He has interacted with over five crore youngsters in his entire life. He has always strove towards developing the country by using youngsters' power and knowledge. Youngsters have come to pay tribute today and have taken a resolution that they would take his dreams forward."
When he was alive, Kalam wanted to plant as many trees as possible and he encouraged people to do the same.
Speaking about the former President's vision, Salim said, "He wanted to plant 125 crore trees. As a first step towards it, we have planted 1 crore trees with the help of APJ Abdul Kalam Foundation. School children and farmers came forward to help and ensure that Tamil Nadu flourishes. We expect your support so that his dreams are realised."
Just a month before his demise four years ago, Kalam came up with the idea of reusable missiles. He had advised DRDO chief Satheesh Reddy to work on them - a missiles system that can deliver payload and launch and come back to take another payload.
That was his vision.
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