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Ananth Kumar Funeral Highlights: Union Minister Cremated With State Honours
Nov 13, 2018 10:59 (IST)
"Ananth Kumar Amar Rahe": Leaders pay tribute to union minister

A stream of leaders and supporters Tuesday paid their last respects to union minister and senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar, who died on Monday.

The body was taken from his Basavanagudi residence in Karnataka capital Bengaluru, where it was kept since Monday morning to Jagannath Bhavan, the BJP state headquarters at Malleshwarm, in a decorated military vehicle with personnel of the three services- the Army, Navy and Air Force- accompanying it, according to news agency Press Trust of India.

The procession began, with supporters chanting slogans "Bharat Mata Ki Jai", "Ananth Kumar Amar Rahe", according to PTI.

State BJP President BS Yeddyurappa and party's General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka Muralidhar Rao were present at the state BJP office.

Several BJP leaders including Union Minister Sadananada Gowda, R Ashoka, KS Eshwarappa, Anurag Thakur, Prahlad Joshi and hundreds of party workers paid their last respects to the departed leader at the party office, where the body will be kept for about an hour.

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