New Delhi, July 30: As India's former president and the "missile man" Dr APJ Abdul Kalam bid farewell to the world on Monday, July 27 at IIM-Shillong, many states decided to name educational institutions after his name, as a token of love and tribute.
To keep alive the memories of the "people's president", there has been an online clamour to rename national capital Delhi's posh Aurengzeb Road as APJ Abdul Kalam Marg. [Live Updates: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam laid to rest]
On Wednesday, July 29, campaigners were sending messages on social networks such as Twitter and WhatsApp.
Change.Org has also started a petition saying, "Please rename Aurangzeb road of Delhi to Dr. Abdul Kalam road."
However, a section of society feels that such a move can polarise communities.
Demands have also been going on to rename Aurengzeb Road as Guru Gobind Singh Road.
Meanwhile, here are some tweets passionately demanding that the Aurengzaeb road should be renamed:
I wish they would rename that Aurangzeb Road in Delhi after APJ Kalam Sir @narendramodi ji.— sathya narayanan (@sathya0709) July 28, 2015
@narendramodi Sir a vry hmbl rqst 2 u...plz rename Delhi's "Aurangzeb Road" to "Abdul Kalam Road"..in lvng memory of our Dearest President.— Mükëşh Kümäř (@mukeshkjust4u) July 28, 2015
This is an excellent proposal: rename Delhi's Aurangzeb Road as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Marg. https://t.co/UYws3fkpsZ— Tufail Ahmad (@tufailelif) July 28, 2015
Let us rename Aurangzeb Road who was a ruthless emperor to Abdul Kalam Marg. After all if CP can be named Rajiv Chowk @KiranKS— Shankar Prasad (@shankarkumble44) July 28, 2015
A whatsapp campaign asking for Aurangzeb Road to be renamed APJ Abdul Kalam road is gathering force. @APJAbdulKalam does deserve the honour.— Ashok Malik (@ashokmalik) July 29, 2015