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17 August 2018 Current Events Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral ceremony today, India mourning his death

India mourns the death of former Prime Minister and BJP stalwart, Atal Bihari Vajpayee as he passed away last evening after being critical for several days. The funeral ceremony will take place in the capital today afternoon with full state honors. His body was carried in a gun carriage decked up in flowers to the BJP headquarters followed by a procession which was led by tri-services march. The top dignitaries Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former president Pranab Mukherjee, and former deputy prime minister LK Advani arrived to pay their homage. Many people also queued up to have a last look of the iconic leader.



Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral ceremony today, India mourning his death

India mourns the death of former Prime Minister and BJP stalwart, Atal Bihari Vajpayee as he passed away last evening after being critical for several days. The funeral ceremony will take place in the capital today afternoon with full state honors. His body was carried in a gun carriage decked up in flowers to the BJP headquarters followed by a procession which was led by tri-services march. The top dignitaries Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former president Pranab Mukherjee, and former deputy prime minister LK Advani arrived to pay their homage. Many people also queued up to have a last look of the iconic leader.




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