- Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's statue was unveiled on his first death anniversary.
- Statue was inaugurated by Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.
- Dr Kalam passed away on July 27 last year.
Inaugurating the bronze statue, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said, "Dr Kalam will live forever in our minds and hearts. His thoughts continue to be with us all the time."
"It is difficult still to believe that Dr Kalam passed away and that this great man left all of us for his heavenly abode," he said.
Mr Naidu and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also laid the foundation stone for a national memorial for the 'Missile man' of India in Rameswaram.
Dr Kalam passed away on July 27 last year after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at IIM- Shillong in Meghalaya.
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