Scale model of proposed memorial for APJ Abdul Kalam released

The memorial will come up at Peikarumbu, where the 'missile man' was laid to rest after his death in July last year.

By: PTI | Rameswaram | Published:November 7, 2016 5:11 pm
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A scale model of the proposed memorial of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, to come up at his native town here, was released on Monday by DRDO officials. Work on construction of the Rs 18 crore memorial for Kalam had begun on October 15 last, coinciding with his 85th birth anniversary.

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The memorial will come up at Peikarumbu, where the ‘missile man’ was laid to rest after his death in July last year.

The model was shown to Kalam’s family members, the officials said.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is now overseeing laying of construction of base for the memorial.

A life size statue of the former President had already been unveiled in the burial site on July 27 this year, his first death anniversary.