Thousands pay homage to Dr.Kalam’s body in his home town

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015,18:16 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Rameswaram | It is the sense of loss that is overwhelming in the Island town of Rameswaram, as people from all walks of life had made a beeline to pay homage to Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, today.
Emotions overflowed when the mortal remains of the illustrious son of the soil were brought to his home town this evening. A sea of humanity converged on this coastal town bringing traffic to standstill.
Hundreds of students were also thronging Rameswaram from various parts of the country to pay their homage to one of the most respected Presidents of the country.
Posters and banners have been put up elsewhere in Rameswaram in Dr Kalam’s memory.
Rameswaram has never seen anything quite like this kind of outpouring of sorrow over the loss of a person, when we go into its previous history, said the Octogenarian Venkateshwara Shasthri who is the family friend of Dr Kalam, after paying homage.
Not only from his community, people from other religions were also paying their respects to him, as he (Dr.Kalam) is a great visionary and perhaps it is once in a generation phenomenon, such a legend born, he said.