New Delhi: On the first death anniversary of late Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam on Wednesday, Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Manohar Parrikar unveiled a statue of Kalam at his burial place in Rameswaram Island.

Since it is the first death anniversary of Abdul Kalam, there will be a host of events which will follow the inauguration of the statue. Also, an exhibition, “Mission of Life”, showcasing the vibrant life of Kalam and his achievements is all set to be inaugurated.

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, India’s 11th President and possibly the most memorable icon, was a prolific writer despite being a scientist first and then a politician. Kalam, who was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, passed away on July 27 while giving a lecture at the IIM-Shillong after suffering massive cardiac arrest.

Not only a mere politician, Kalam was a global citizen who advocated the essence of love, life, and beauty around it. He was famously known as the People’s President and was regarded highly by all teachers in the country for his passion for teaching and his affection towards children.