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PM Modi unveils statue of former President Kalam

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled a statue of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) Bhavan here.

Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated a photo exhibition on the late president.

Earlier, he also paid tribute to Kalam on his 84th birth anniversary through a tweet.

“Today, we salute A P J Abdul Kalam and celebrate his monumental achievements as a scientist, scholar and the President of India. We fondly remember his passion for teaching and education. Dr. Kalam truly ignited young minds with the power to think and innovate. Dr. Kalam is not with us today but his thoughts, ideals and vision for India live on forever,” Modi tweeted.

Bharat Ratna awardee Kalam passed away on July 27, 2015. He was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

Before becoming the President, Kalam had spent four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the DRDO and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), earning him the title of ‘Missile man’. (ANI)