In Pics: From PM Modi to Dhoni, nation bids a teary adieu to 'Missile Man' Kalam

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New Delhi, July 30: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's mortal remains were taken to local mosque here ahead of the funeral of the people's president.

People from across the country poured in to the place to pay last respect to their hero. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi are a part of the funeral held at his home town Rameshwaram. Host of other dignitaries, including and chief ministers of some states are also expected to turn up for the final journey of the 'Missile Man'.

In Pics: Nation bids a teary adieu

The body of 83-year-old Kalam, who passed away in Shillong on Monday, was taken from the house around 9.30 AM to the mosque by the personnel of three services with the casket covered with traditional green shawl.

The body of the "Missile Man" was brought to his house on the narrow Pallivasal Street around 10 PM last night after lying in state and left in the privacy of his family till this morning.

Here are a few images of the ceremony shared by Defence Ministry on Twitter:

Nation bids a teary adieu to Dr Kalam

People from across the country poured in to the place to pay last respect to their hero.

Nation bids a teary adieu to Dr Kalam

Host of other dignitaries, including and chief ministers of some states attend the final journey of the 'Missile Man'.

Nation bids a teary adieu to Dr Kalam

The body of 83-year-old Kalam, who passed away in Shillong on Monday, was taken from the house around 9.30 AM to the mosque by the personnel of three services with the casket covered with traditional green shawl.

Nation bids a teary adieu to Dr Kalam

PM Modi paid his tribute to the former President. 

Nation bids a teary adieu to Dr Kalam

Thousands of mourners kept pouring through the night by various transport including buses, trains and boats to attend the last rites and many of them even slept on the roads last night.

Nation bids a teary adieu to Dr Kalam

Police said tight security arrangements have been made in and around the town and Navy, Coast Guard and marine police personnel deployed in the sea. 

Nation bids a teary adieu to Dr Kalam

Tri-Services contingent in attendance at funeral ground to pay their last respects to the People's President.

Nation bids a teary adieu to Kalam

A child kisses beloved President APJ Abdul Kalam's photo.

Nation bids a teary adieu

School children wait in a long queue to pay their respects to former President.

Nation bids a teary adieu to Kalam

Family members of former President APJ Abdul Kalam wail near his body.

Nation bids a teary adieu to Kalam

Former President Kalam's elder brother Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraicker along with other family members pays his last respects to him

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