Chennai, Aug 3: The Madras High would function 15 minutes extra every day from tomorrow till the rest of the week in honour of former President APJ Abdul Kalam who died on July 27.
This was announced by Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul today at a meeting to condole the death of the former President. From this Tuesday to Friday, the court will function till 5 pm in memory of Kalam, he said.
"Kalam was born as Muslim, grew up with Hindus and the end came at a Christian hospital in Shillong", he said. Describing him as the "people's" President, Justice Kaul said the former President had enough time to spend for young people and to write books, despite his hectic schedule.
Kalam was happy to see joy in other people's faces, he said, recalling an incident in which a child's parents were happy with his innovative solution to their problems.
Kalam developed a fibre calipers weighing just 400gm, one-tenth of the usual calipers. Kalam was also impressed with alternative disputes redressal (ADR) schemes such as mediation and conciliation, Justice Kaul said.