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In pics: India says Salam Kalam one last time

india Updated: Jul 29, 2015 01:55 IST
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President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among a host of dignitaries who paid tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s body after it was carried in a special flight from Guwahati to Delhi on Tuesday.



Kalam, who would have turned 84 in October and was the head of state during 2002-07, died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest at the IIM-Shillong on Monday evening.



After being airlifted from Shillong to Guwahati in an air force helicopter, the body was flown to Delhi in a special military flight.



The C-130 Hercules aircraft carrying Kalam’s body touched down at Palam airbase in Delhi at 12.15pm. Wreaths were placed on the body on behalf of the three services, Delhi Police, Delhi chief minister, Prime Minister and President.





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Assam CM Tarun Gogoi places a wreath on the casket carrying the body of Kalam at an airforce base in Guwahati on Tuesday. (AFP Photo)



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Military officers carry the coffin of Kalam at Palam airbase Station in New Delhi on Tuesday. (AFP Photo)



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Kalam played a key role in developing the country's nuclear weapons.(AFP Photo)



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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Kalam at Palam airbase in New Delhi on Tuesday. (AFP Photo)



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President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to Kalam. (AFP Photo)



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President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi share a moment while paying last respects to Kalam. (AFP Photo)



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Another photograph of Mukherjee and Modi at the ceremony. (AFP Photo)



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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pays tribute to Kalam. (Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)



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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar pays last tribute to Kalam. (Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo) http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/7/kalam12.jpg

Delhi LG Najeeb Jung and CM Arvind Kejriwal interact with Air Chief Marshall Sardar Arjan Singh after paying tributes to Kalam. (Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)




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Children hold flowers as they wait to pay tribute to the former President while his body is carried from Palam airbase to his house in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Ravi Choudhary/ HT Photo) http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/7/kalam15.jpg

School children pay their last respects as the body of former President APJ Abdul Kalam passes from near Gyarah Murti on Tuesday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT)



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Children hold flowers as they wait to pay tribute to former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, as his body is transported from the Airport to his House in New Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary/HT) http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/7/kalam13.jpg

President Pranab Mukherjee (C) and members of military staff salute the body of former President APJ Abdul Kalam at Palam Airforce Station. (Sanjeev Verma/HT) http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/7/kalam14.jpg

Vice President Hamid Ansari pays his last respects at the body of former President APJ Abdul Kalam at Palam Airforce Station. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
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