The mortal remains of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam were on Wednesday flown from Delhi to be taken to his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.
Several top leaders were present at the Palam airport, from where the body was flown out of Delhi in a C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft of the Indian Air Force.
The body of India’s ‘Missile Man’ was brought in a gun carriage from his 10, Rajaji Marg residence.
According to Defence Ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar, the mortal remains will be flown to Madurai, from where a helicopter of the Indian Air Force will take it to Rameswaram in the afternoon.
In Rameswaram, the body will be kept for people to pay homage till 7 p.m.
The cremation will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday.