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IAF plane carrying APJ Abdul Kalam's mortal remains leaves for Rameshwaram

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 29, 2015 9:52 IST ]

An IAF plane carrying the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam left for Madurai from Palam airport. From Madurai, Kalam's body will be taken by a helicopter to his hometown Rameswaram for last rites.

The funeral will be held in Rameswaram at 11 am tomorrow, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Kalam will be accorded a state funeral, the MHA statement said.

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