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Fades into history: Atal Bihari Vajpayee consigned to flames with full state honours

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's body has been kept at his official residence - 6A Krishna Menon Marg since yesterday.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 17 Aug 2018, 17:21:28

New Delhi: The last rites of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away at AIIMS on Thursday, will take place at 4 pm today at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal in Delhi.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's body was kept at his official residence - 6A Krishna Menon Marg on Thursday.  

His body will today be taken to the BJP headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg where the public will be allowed to pay homage to the departed leader till 1PM.

The funeral procession would leave the BJP headquarters at 1 pm and the last rites would be performed at the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal.

HERE ARE THE LIVE UPDATES

#Former prime minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal in Delhi.

#Gun salute accorded to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Smriti Sthal.

#Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Pakistan acting law minister Syed Ali Zafar, Nepal Foreign Minister Pradip Kumar Gyawali and EAM Sushma Swaraj at funeral of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

##Senior BJP leader LK Advani and BJP President Amit Shah pay last respects to former PM

#Tricolour wrapped around mortal remains of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee handed over to his granddaughter Niharika.

#Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and Sri Lanka acting Foreign Minister Lakshman Kiriella pay last respects.

#King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck pays last respects to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Smriti Sthal.

#Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan pay last respects to former PM.

#Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba & Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, pay last tribute.

#Mortal remains of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee brought to Smriti Sthal for the funeral.

#Poet, politician, visionary, he left his mark on India’s history. His name remains linked to the Indo-French friendship, which he shaped by launching the strategic partnership that has united our two countries since 1998: France statement 

#Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Ashok Gehlot and Raj Babbar, at Smriti Sthal for the funeral of former PM

#King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck pays tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

#I worked with him for 6 yrs Being PM he was simple, he treated everyone respectfully. He once said will solve Kashmir's distress within boundaries of humanity not constitution, with these words he won hearts of Kashmiris. Being PM he was simple, he treated everyone respectfully. When asked how will he solve Kashmir issue within constitutional boundaries, he said we will solve it with humanity.with this he won hearts of Kashmiris: Sudheendra Kulkarni, ex-aide.

#He was an enormously important person who we have great respect for and it's a great loss for India. I wanted to pay my respects to a man of that stature: Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India.

#We remember him for his contribution to Bangladesh Liberation War&strong support to people of Bangladesh.He had great liking for Bengali music.I had the privilege of serving in Delhi as career diplomat when he became Foreign Minister: Bangladesh Foreign Minister.

#Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP MP Hema Malini pay last respects to former Prime Minister.

#I met him once in 2006. He was a very good orator. The void of his absence can never be filled by anyone in Indian politics, he has been a role model for everyone and inspired many through his poetry, speeches and oratorship: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar.

#It was the speciality of Atal ji that he never let humanity be harmed due to the political & ideological differences. Such principle is needed in the country today: Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) General Secretary.

#Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and AAP MP Sanjay Singh pay last respects to former Prime Minister.

#Veteran BJP leader LK Advani and his daughter Pratibha Advani pay last respects to former Prime Minister.

#DMK leader A Raja, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and Manipur CM N Biren Singh, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu and BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav pay last respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at BJP Headquarters.

#PM Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh pays last respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at BJP Headquarters.

#The mortal remains of former PM  Atal Bihari Vajpayee have been brought to BJP Headquarters.

#A huge crowd of people has joined the procession as the mortal remains of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee are being taken from his residence to the BJP Headquarters. People are chanting 'Atal Bihari amar rahe' and 'Vande Mataram'.

#The mortal remains of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee are being taken to BJP Headquarters.

#Delhi Police has made elaborate security arrangements for the last rites procession. It will be ensured that the people who come to pay last respect & the commuters face minimum inconvenience & that there is no compromise with security: Delhi DCP Madhur Verma.

 #Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba, Army Chief Bipin Rawat, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Kerala governor P. Sathasivam & Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit, DMK leaders MK Stalin & Kanimozhi, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot and Ghulam Nabi Azad, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and EAM Sushma Swaraj pay their tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi.

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First Published: 17 Aug 2018, 09:38:02

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