Monday, November 29, 1999

Shekhawat cremated with full state honours

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Jaipur, May 16 (PTI) The mortal remains of former vice president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was today consigned to flames with full state honours. Shekhawat''s grandsons-- Vikramaditya Singh and Abhimanuy Singh-- lit the funeral pyre in the presence of vice-president Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Rajasthan acting governor Shivraj Patil, BJP''s stalwarts L K Advani, Nitin Gadkari and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at Vidhyadhar nagar ground. Police bands played mourning tunes while jawans reversed their guns and bowed heads. They also fired in the air in respect of the leader, who died due to cardiac arrest here yesterday. .

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