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Rameswaram shuts shop to queue up for last glimpse of Kalam
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Hindus, Muslims pray together in Rameswaram in final farewell ...

Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com reports from Rameswaram.The Mohideen Aandavar mosque in Rameswaram had anticipated a crowd for APJ Abdul Kalam's Alvida Namaaz on Thursday. Still, it could not have expected the thousands of people, Muslim and Hindu, who thronged the narrow mohallas around the mosque.Clearly, the security agencies did, what with the three service chiefs expected to be at the mosque to receive Kalam's mortal remains after the prayer. And put up barricades to regulate the crowds ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
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A tale of two janaazas

  'Does India's first majoritarian government that is hard-focused on economic development have it in it to provide the Muslim community the healing touch? On evidence available so far, I am not hopeful at all.' 'Yet, like the besieged community, I too find it impossible to abandon hope in the land's millennia-old syncretic traditions,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. Former President A P J Abdul Kalam's funeral that was attended by thousands of ordinary people was an unforgettable experience.
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'Allah hu Akbar, Dr Kalam ki Jai' chants ring loud at Kalam's funeral

IMAGE: Former President A P J Abdul Kalam's cortege makes its way out of the narrow mohalla around the mosque in Rameswaram. Photograph: Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com Thousands throng the narrow mohallas around the Mohideen Aandavar mosque in Rameswaram for former President A P J Abdul Kalam's Alvida Namaaz. Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com reports from Rameswaram The Mohideen Aandavar mosque in Rameswaram had anticipated a crowd for A P J Abdul Kalam's Alvida Namaaz on Thursday, July 30.
 Rediff.com5 days ago Preparations begin for Kalam's funeral  Rediff.com5 days ago Family undecided about venue of Kalam's burial, three places shortlisted  Rediff.com6 days ago Kalam's funeral to take place in Rameswaram on Thursday  Rediff.com1 week ago
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Rameswaram's special send-off for their favourite son

In the temple town of Rameswaram, massive preparations are on to give a farewell suitable for their favourite son. Keeping his secular credentials in mind and his love for all religions, a special prayer will be held at the Rameshwar temple with which the former President shared a childhood bond and the Mohideen Aandavar Masjid. Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com reports from Rameswaram. IMAGE: The Rameshwar temple influenced A P J Abdul Kalam since he was a child. President Kalam attributed his ...
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'For our generation President Kalam is the Mahatma'

IMAGE: Volunteers from the Syed Ammal Engineering College who have arrived in Rameswaram to pay their respects to President Kalam. Photograph: Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com President Kalam was loved by the youth of India. Something evidenced by the mass of student volunteers who have arrived in Rameswaram to mourn and to help out other mourners who have arrived in the island town to pay their last homage to India's 'Missile Man.' Rediff.com's Saisuresh Sivaswamy and A Ganesh Nadar report.
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Rameswaram lines up to say farewell to the man who ignited dreams

Amazing crowd control at the venue where A P J Abdul Kalam's body will be brought for paying tribute in a while. A serpentine queue of people is waiting in the merciless sun, to say farewell to a man who ignited dreams. There is a phalanx of khaki-clad men, the only ones allowed in yet are the ones with Press cards but that will change in a while.Photograph: Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com ...
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Only because his name is Hamid Ansari?

Just like with millions of Indian Muslims, even the vice president of India has been forced to undergo the covert loyalty test: 'you are presumed to be pro-Pakistan until you demonstrably prove you are a nationalist', says Shehzad Poonawalla. Image: Vice President Hamid Ansari in Vietnam in 2013. Photograph: Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com It seems to have almost become like a reflex action of sorts for the Bharatiya Janata Party and its die-hard supporters, particularly on social media, ...
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