Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Mahajan's last journey begins

May 04, 2006 10:44 IST
Last Updated: May 04, 2006 13:06 IST

The funeral procession of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan began from his Worli residence for Shivaji Park crematorium on Thursday morning.

The body was wrapped in a tricolour and kept on a flower-bedded truck.

Hundreds of followers, friends, family members and party colleagues were part of the procession.

The procession will move along the Annie Beasant Road before reaching the crematorium, about 2 km away, where the funeral will take place with state honours.

As the procession made its way to the Shivaji Park crematorium, hundreds of BJP workers and Mahajan's admirers lined the streets to catch the last glimpse of their leader.

BJP president Rajnath Singh and Mahajan's son Rahul were among the pall bearers.

Shops along the roads from where the procession passed remained closed and party flags, posters were put up there.

Earlier, police contingent gave a ceremonial salute before the body was put in an open truck.

Slogans like Pramod Mahajan amar rahe and Jab tak suraj chand rahega, Mahajan tera naam rahega rent the air as the funeral procession headed for the cremation grounds.

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Lal Kishenchand Advani and Jaswant Singh, RSS chief K S Sudarshan, Home Minister Shivraj Patil, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and senior leaders sat in a special enclosure at the crematorium.

Mahajan's son Rahul will light the funeral pyre amidst chanting of vedic hymns as buglers will sound the last post in honour of the late leader.

Also Read:
Pramod Mahajan Shot

© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: mahajans untimely death

Great shock to BJP and nation, i think nation has lost young leader and future's prime minister

Posted by nehal bibodi

Sub: Typos

Hi, I just wanted to point out that whoever wrote the article ,forgot that it should not be "a tricolour" but "the tricolour" are talking ...

Posted by Abhimanyu Das

Sub: Death - the surest form of elimination

First Scindia, then Rajesh Pilot and now Pramod Mahajan. Different and rival parties. Different circumstances. End result - elimination. All young and second generation challangers. ...

Posted by Kalyan Deb

Sub: Sri Pramod Mahajan

I admired Sri Mahajan for his pleasant personality Humorous but serious We were looking forward to his growth and to become our future Prime Minister ...

Posted by Achutha Shanker

Sub: may god give peace to the departed soul

its a very big loss to the nation and his Family. May god give strength to his family to withstand this moment. Frankly, i dint ...

Posted by Jaboy Mathai



Copyright 2006 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.