Alvida Atalji, Nation bids adieu to Bharat Ratna

अलविदा! अटलजीक भावपुर्ण निरोप

17 Aug 2018 06:48 PM

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal on the banks of the Yamuna in Delhi. His adopted daughter Namita Bhattacharya lit the funeral pyre and the poet-politician was given state honour.

It was a final journey to India’s son Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. A politician, poet, and Bharat Ratna.

Thousands gathered outside the BJP headquarters on Friday morning as mortal remains of the former prime minister were kept before the last rites. 

President Ram Nath Kovind Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, PM Narendra Modi, Former PM Manmohan Singh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President Amit Shah, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi were present at funeral ceremony among several other national and state leaders 

The representatives of SAARC nation were also in attendance.

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Pakistan acting law minister Syed Ali Zafar, Nepal Foreign Minister Pradip Kumar Gyawali, King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck & Sri Lanka's Acting Foreign Minister Lakshman Kiriella paid their condolences.

Desk: Bureau | Editing: Nitin Josalkar

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