Tamil Nadu

‘Kalam had no property’

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who died in Shillong on July 27, had no property in his name, his scientific advisor V Ponraj said.

Talking to reporters here on Saturday, he said Kalam’s only properties were his books and 64 crore youths in the country.

The former President had a property in Bengaluru, but he disposed it of for a cause, said Mr. Ponraj, who had been with Kalam for about two decades. He was not aware whether Kalam had bequeathed anything to anyone in his will, he said answering a question.

Kalam was receiving royalty for his books and getting pension from the government. It was not clear as whom he had nominated. All these issues would be sorted out after discussing them with family members, Mr. Ponraj said.

The day he visited Shillong to address students of Indian Institute of Management, he had some discomfort while climbing the stairs, but he went ahead after taking a brief rest, Mr. Ponraj said. While delivering the lecture, Kalam collapsed and died.

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