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Scribe's FB campaign to TN govt: Speed up Kalam's permanent memorial

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 2:31 IST

Five months after the entire nation mourned the sudden demise of former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, his remains which were laid to rest at Pei Karumbu burial ground near his hometown Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu, are still awaiting a proper memorial.

Cats and dogs are seen defecating near the 1.5 acre-site with visitors sneaking through barricades and taking photographs near the grave.

Aerospace and defence journalist Anantha Krishnan has started a Facebook campaign called "Justice4GuruKalam" seeking appropriate memorial for the people's President.

#Justice4GuruKalam | Proper memorial at RameswaramIt has been 2 days since we began this silent campaign. And it is...

Posted by Justice4GuruKalam on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The family members of Dr Kalam are not aware of the reason in delay of building of a proper memorial. Since, Kalam was a public figure, the family allowed his burial at a place accessible to the public. Currently, there is no concrete structure to protect the burial.

Bharat Ratna awardee Dr. Kalam passed away on July 27, 2015. He was the 11th President of India.

Before becoming the President, Dr. Kalam had spent four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the DRDO and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

--With inputs from ANI

First published: 24 December 2015, 12:58 IST