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Kamal visits Kalam's hometown

Wednesday,21 Feb 2018 01:40 PM IST

Media Eye News Bureau: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence in Rameswaram.

In a few hours, the 62-year-old will unveil the name and flag of his new party at a public meeting in Madurai, around 170 km away.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to attend the launch event.

Kamal met the former President's elder brother and other family members at the residence in Rameswaram, around 600 km from here. "Greatness can come from simple beginnings," he said.

"Actually it will come only from simplicity. Glad to start my journey from a great man's simple abode," the actor added in a tweet.

As part of his roadshow, Mr. Haasan addressed fisherfolk at Gandhi Mahal in Rameswaram.

He assured that he would meet them often to get to know their problems and find solutions. "There are many issues including the need to respect international maritime boundary line," he said. He would visit them again for an elaborate interaction.

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