30 July 2015, New Delhi – The Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Ahmed Mohamed (Ambassador of Maldives to India) attended the State Funeral of the Former President of India His Excellency Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. Former President Kalam passed away on 27 July 2015 while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Shillong.
The Former President was accorded a 21 gun salute during the funeral in his native town Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. The Former President H.E. Dr. Kalam known as the “People’s President” and the father of the country’s military missile program was buried with full state honours in the presence of Prime Minister of India H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, senior Government officials of India and foreign dignitaries.
The Special Envoy of the President was accompanied by Consul of Maldives in Thiruvananthapuram, Mr. Ali Adam.