New Delhi, Feb 21: Hours before launching his political party, veteran actor Kamal Haasan today visited the residence of former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Ramanathapuram and interacted with his family members. Haasan visited Kalam House at Rameswaram in the district, and was warmly received by the family members of the former President.
"Greatness can come from the simplest of houses and this is one of them. I am touched," said Kamal Haasan after visiting APJ Abdul Kalam's house and meeting his brother and sister-in-law in Rameswaram. The actor briefly interacted with Kalam's non-agenarian brother Mohammed Muthumeera Lebbai Maraikkayar as well as other close relatives of the former President. The actor slightly tweaked his schedule for the day, cancelling his visit to a school, after the local administration reportedly denied him permission to visit it. The actor is all set to take the political plunge later today, as he will unveil his party name and flag at a public meeting in Madurai. Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to attend the launch event. Haasan is also scheduled to address public meets later in the day at Manamadurai, Paramakudi and Ramanathapuram before the grand launch in the evening.