Kalam rose to great heights and became the country’s President, but Narayanan’s world crashed when he was arrested with colleague D Sasikumaran in 1994 on charges of selling space secrets to two Maldivian women for money.
Former CM K Karunakaran’s son K Muralidharan (an MLA) and writer Paul Zacharia are expected to participate in the session.
“Our political system, media and intelligentsia erred terribly in the case. We can’t give him back what he lost, but we can, at least, introspect where we went wrong,” said Zacharia.
Narayanan was in charge of the space agency’s cryogenic division when the espionage allegations surfaced.