Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes immersed in Haridwar

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Aug 19, 2018, 03:45 PM(IST)

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Former PM Vajpayee's daughter Namita Bhattacharya and granddaughter Niharika had earlier collected three urns of the ashes from Smriti Sthal.

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes were immersed in holy river Ganga at Har-ki-Pauri, Haridwar on Sunday.

The ashes were taken by road to Prem Ashram in Haridwar before it arrived in Har-ki-Pauri and were immersed.

Vajpayee's ashes will also be immersed in Ganga, Yamuna and Tapti rivers in Uttar Pradesh. The Central government called it a gesture to pay homage to the magnanimous Bharat Ratna, Vajpayee. 

Former PM Vajpayee's daughter Namita Bhattacharya and granddaughter Niharika had earlier collected three urns of the ashes from Smriti Sthal in New Delhi after his cremation on Friday. 

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took part in 'Asthi Kalash Yatra' earlier in the day on Sunday. 

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathed his last on Thursday at Delhi's All India Institute Of Medical Science. He was 93.

According to the official statement released by AIIMS, Vajpayee passed away at 5.05pm on Thursday.

 

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