Thousands gathered to bid farewell to the People's President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who was buried with full state honours at a public ground in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram town, this afternoon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted Dr Kalam's body which was wrapped in the Indian Tricolour, before the last rites.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and a host of other dignitaries, including chief ministers of some states, attended the last rites held around 11 am after the 'Namaaz-e-Janaaza'.
Slogans like "Bharat Mata Ki jai" rent the air as the body was taken in flower-bedecked carriage to the burial site, about 3.5 km from the mosque.
Many were seen holding the national tri-colour as they waited in the jam-packed streets around Kalam's house to have a last glimpse of the 'People's President'.
Dr Kalam died on Monday in Shillong after a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management. He was 83.
Here are some of the pictures from the ceremony:
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