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Former President APJ Abdul Kalam House

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s House is which has now been converted into a museum is available for tourists to visit. Kalam’s House is situated on Mosque Street.

This house is the place where Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, one the most popular president of India and one of the greatest scientists, had lived as a child. He was raised with his brother here by parents Jainulabdeen, a boat owner, and Ashiamma, his mother. Popularly known as Kalam house, it is visited by many.

Initially this was the place where he had spent his childhood; this house was converted into a museum in 2011. The house is maintained by his elder brother Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraicker.

Inside the house you can see photographs showing late president’s childhood and early stages of his life. There are medals, awards, photographs of his childhood days as well as his research works at the museum. One can also find materials that display his highly valued contribution to defense development and researches.

At the ground floor of the Kalam house, there is small shop from where visitors can buy handmade souvenirs and various kinds of sea shell items. The second floor of the house has been converted into an art gallery. The museum is housed on the first floor of the building.

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Published Date: August 31, 2016
Last Updated On: September 27, 2016
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