Centenarian A.P.J. Mohamed Muthu Meera Maraikayar, elder brother of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, looks at the elegantly-designed wooden casket staked with perfume bottles with a tinge of disappointment.
“We are celebrating the birthday without joy and with a sense of disappointment. It would have been joyous had my brother Abdul Kalam was around,” Mr. Maraikayar says in an interaction with the The Hindu at the ‘House of Kalam’ here on Thursday, recalling his close and affectionate association with the late president.
It was a special gift for him left behind by his younger brother.