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Vajpayee’s remains cremated with full military honours

Condolence Book at Indian HC:

The mortal remains of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were cremated at Smriti Sthal in New Delhi on Friday. Vajpayee, 93, passed away on Thursday.

Indian and world leaders offered condolences for the death of the three-time Prime Minister, who was accorded a State funeral with full military honours.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah accompanied the cortege from the BJP headquarters to Smriti Sthal.

Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali, Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and acting Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Lakshman Kiriella paid their last respects to the former PM.

The tricolour that was draped over the mortal remains of Vajpayee was folded and handed over to his granddaughter Niharika.

His body was then cremated according to Hindu rituals, and he was accorded a 21-gun salute.

Meanwhile, the Indian High Commission in Colombo yesterday announced that a condolence book would be kept open at the High Commisison premises on August 21 in memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for diplomats, politicians and the public to sign.

 

 


 

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