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Delhi civic body renames Aurangzeb Road as APJ Abdul Kalam Road
Friday August 28, 2015 8:27 PM, IANS

New Delhi: Delhi's Aurangzeb Road has become A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.

The tree-lined Aurangzeb Road is located in the heart of Delhi and has several billionaires living there.

"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.

An NDMC official said: "We have decided to change the name of Aurangzeb Road to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road. The Delhi government will finally clear it."

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

In 2014, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) had demanded that Aurangzeb Road be named after Sikh guru Teg Bahadur, who was executed by Aurangzeb.

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