Rameswaram: The ancestral village of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who died following a massive heart attack while delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong wore a gloomy look as the news of his death spread in the media.
As the news spread, the locals of the tiny island started thronging the ‘House of Kalam’ and offered their condolences to the grief stricken family. The mosque near Kalam’s house shut its doors to mourn his death. It was known that Kalam had spoken to his family for the last time on Sunday night and had enquired about the health of his 99 year old brother APJM Maraikayar.
His nephew Sheik Saleem said that the family members and the people of the island want Dr. Kalam’s body to be brought here for burial.”