Former Indian President A.P.J. Kalam, buried with full military honors in southern India

July 30, 2015 6:58 AM

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NEW DELHI – Tens of thousands of people have gathered in the southern Indian town of Rameswaram for the burial of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country's military missile program.

On Thursday his body, carried in a glass topped hearse, was driven from his home in the tiny fishing town to the cemetery where he had wanted to be buried. The 83-year-old Kalam died on Monday.

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