Today, five months down the line, the burial ground of the late President is in a pathetic state.
By now, Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram should have had a national memorial in the name of Dr. Kalam. Instead it is being defiled by dogs and cows defecating all over the 1.5-acre land that has been left completely unguarded and unmaintained.
Started by aerospace and defence journalist Anantha Krishnan, who considered Kalam his guru, the project aims to protect the burial ground of the late President from not just such humiliation but from the elements as well.
“Rameswaram is a cyclone prone area and the temporary structure can fall apart anytime. Why is there a delay in even building a decent structure on his kabr (burial place)?”
In fact Kalam’s family members allowed the burial to take place at an open ground because he was a beloved public figure.