Aurangazeb Road named APJ Abdul Kalam Road


New Delhi: Delhi’s Aurangazeb 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 Aurangazeb Road is located in the heart of Delhi. Former president Kalam died in Shillong on July 27. Aurangazeb was the sixth Mughal emperor and ruled over most of the Indian sub-continent in the 17th century.