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Sonia to attend S B Chavan's cremation at Nanded
February 27, 2004 15:15 IST
The mortal remains of former Union minister and Maharashtra chief Minister S B Chavan, who died in Mumbai after a prolonged illness on Thursday, would be cremated on Saturday at Nanded at 11am.
Chavan's body is being flown to the town in Marathwada region from Mumbai on Friday. Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and other senior Congress leaders would be attending the cremation at Nanded, party sources said in Mumbai.
The veteran leader breathed his last at Bombay Hospital on Thursday afternoon where he was operated upon for removal of a blood clot in the brain last week. The 83-year-old Gandhian spent nearly six decades in public life. Though he had served as the chief minister of Maharashtra and held the Finance, Defence and Planning portfolios at the Centre, he is best remembered as the Union home minister in the P V Narasimha Rao government when the Babri Masjid was demolished in December 1992.
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