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Kanshi Ram cremated

October 09, 2006 17:31 IST

The body of Bahujan Samajwadi Party founder and prominent Dalit leader Kanshi Ram was on Monday consigned to flames in New Delhi in the presence of top political leaders and a huge number of his supporters.

Two of his sisters and a brother and some other relatives were also present with police protection ordered by Delhi high court.

The family had sought his body for the last rites after a post-mortem, suspecting foul play in his death.

The cremation of the 72-year-old leader, who died late on Sunday night due to a stroke at his official residence, was carried out according to Buddhist tradition.

Top leaders from across the political spectrum, including Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, former Prime Minister I K Gujral, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj attended the funeral of Kanshi Ram.

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