"It's been a year since our beloved Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam left us and created a void that is irreplaceable. My tributes to this great personality," tweeted PM Modi.
Inaugurating the bronze statue, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said, "Dr. Kalam will live forever in our minds and hearts. His thoughts continue to be with us all the time.” "It is difficult still to believe that Dr. Kalam passed away and that this great man left all of us for his heavenly abode," he added.

Naidu and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also laid the foundation stone for a national memorial for the 'Missile man' of India, here.

Minister Of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore also paid tribute on twitter.

Kalam passed away on July 27 last year after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at IIM- Shillong in Meghalaya.

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