Aurangzeb Road named A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Delhi’s Aurangzeb Road has become A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.

“Congrats! NDMC just now decided to rename Aurangzeb Road (as) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road,” Kejriwal tweeted, referring to the New Delhi Municipal Council, the smallest civic agency in the national capital.

The tree-lined Aurangzeb Road is located in the heart of Delhi.

Former president Kalam died in Shillong on July 27. Aurangzeb was the sixth Mughal emperor and ruled over most of the Indian sub-continent in the 17th century.

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