Former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s body will reach Palam airport in Delhi on Tuesday at about 11:45 pm and will be taken to his residence at 10 Rajaji Marg.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all three service chiefs will personally receive Dr. Kalam’s body at the airport.
The residence will be open for the general public to pay homage from 4 pm onwards while VIPs and MPs will pay homage from 1:30 pm.
According to reports, BJP president Amit Shah, LK Advani and other leaders have already reached Dr. Kalam’s residence for BJP’s condolence meet.
In context to this, BJP leader and MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy, speaking outside Parliament, said BJP leaders such as Shah and Defence Minister Manohar Parriker will take responsibility to ensure that the funeral of Dr. Kalam is carried out according to protocol.
During the later part of the day, Dr. Kalam’s mortal remains will be flown to his hometown of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, where his last rites are scheduled to be held on Thursday.