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The life and times of the 'People's President'

Last updated on: July 30, 2015 13:24 IST
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Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, fondly known as the 'People's President', was laid to rest in his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. The former president, who died of cardiac arrest in Shillong on Monday evening, was accorded full state honours in presence of PM Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and several other leaders and dignitaries from around the world.

Here is a timeline of his life and times as India's pre-eminent defence scientist and one of the country's most popular Presidents.

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