Family members of APJ Kalam and his brother, who is 99. It was at his brother's insistence that Kalam is being laid to rest in Rameswaram. Dr Kalam's last rites will be held at Rameswaram on Thursday, July 30.
The body is expected to reach Rameswaram by tomorrow noon and the funeral will be held in Rameswaram, District Collector K Nandhakumar said.
Nandhakumar said chief ministers of six states are expected to participate in Kalam's funeral on Thursday. Kalam's body will lie in state till evening so that people can pay homage, after which his body will be taken to his house. The last rites will be on Thursday.