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Legendary composer Khayyam to get full state honours at his funeral

File image of Khayyam. Photograph:( Yogen Shah )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 20, 2019, 02.34 PM (IST)

Legendary composer Khayyam's funeral will take place in Mumbai on Tuesday evening. The funeral will be performed with full state honours, an aide said.

Khayyam`s mortal remains have been kept at his Juhu home to enable people to pay their last respects to the legendary composer who passed away aged 92 late on Monday. Several Bollywood celebrities were seen at the composer's residence on Tuesday morning. Filmmaker, lyricist Gulzar, Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, singers Sonu Nigam and Talat Aziz and actress Poonam Dhillon were seen paying their condolences. Also see: 12 songs by the late composer which became classics

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The funeral procession will start from his home in Dakshina Park Society, Juhu, at 4 pm, and wend it`s way to the Four Bungalows Kabrastan.

The last rites will be performed at 4.30 pm and he will be accorded full state honours, including a gun salute, said the aide.

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Khayyam`s mortal remains have been kept at his Juhu home to enable people to pay their last respects to the legendary composer who passed away aged 92 late on Monday.