FUNERAL

  • Watch: Michael Clarke's eulogy to his 'brother' Phillip Hughes December 3, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke urged mourners to "dig in and get through to tea" as he choked back tears in an emotional eulogy delivered to Phillip Hughes at the cricketer's funeral on Wednesday. The 33-year-old Clarke, a near-constant presence by his team mate's bedside during his two-day fight for life at...
  • Sydney Cricket Ground puts out 63 bats to pay tribute to Phillip Hughes December 3, 2014

    Sydney: The outpouring of emotions over the tragic death of Phillip Hughes continues and the Sydney Cricket Ground, where the youngster was fatally struck on his head, paid its tribute by putting out 63 bats inside the stadium as a mark of remembrance to his final score. The ground, where Hughes...
  • Australia bids farewell to Phillip Hughes in hometown funeral December 3, 2014

    The funeral of Australian Test cricketer Phillip Hughes began to the strains of a song entitled "Forever Young" in his home town on Wednesday as a nation united to celebrate the life of a sportsman cut down in his prime. Eight days after Hughes was struck by a ball in the...
  • Phillip Hughes' funeral at Macksville December 3, 2014

    For Live coverage scroll down to bottom of the page Mourners, led by Australia captain Michael Clarke, are converging on the small rural town of Macksville ahead of funeral service for Phillip Hughes, as the Test cricketer's birthplace becomes the focus of a nation's attention. Clarke arrived by helicopter on Monday and...
  • Phillip Hughes funeral to take place on December 3 November 29, 2014

    Melbourne: The funeral of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who passed away on Thursday after being struck on the head by a bouncer, will take place on Wednesday, December 3. The Hughes family Saturday confirmed funeral arrangements for their son Phillip, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a statement. The funeral will take place...
  • Four months after MH17 plane crash, victims' remains arrive in Netherlands November 29, 2014

    The Hague: A Dutch military plane carrying the remains of victims onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at the Eindhoven Air Base in Netherlands on Friday. After a ceremonial tribute attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and relatives of the victims, six coffins onboard the plane were transferred to...
  • Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to attend Murli Deora's funeral in Mumbai November 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will attend the funeral of veteran party leader and former union minister Murli S. Deora, who died on Monday, a party spokesperson said. Deora, 77, died early Monday after a brief illness. Besides the Gandhi family with whom Deora...
  • Funeral director to send his father out with a bang: Fireworks packed with dead father's remains to be launched skyward in final goodbye October 23, 2014

    Springfield, Mo.: A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway. Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James Carver's cremated remains will be launched skyward as part of his family's goodbye. Carver's family is...
  • Items from Elvis Presley's funeral up for sale July 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: Items used during late singer Elvis Presley's funeral are going under the hammer. The "Hound dog" hitmaker passed away in 1977, and he was laid to rest at his sprawling Graceland compound in Memphis, Tennessee. Presley's father Vernon personally asked singer J.D. Sumner to organise the funeral, and he compiled...
  • Priest guilty of killing nun will get funeral Mass July 6, 2014

    Columbus: A diocesan official says a Catholic priest convicted of stabbing and strangling a nun 34 years ago in a hospital chapel will receive a funeral Mass. The official with the Toledo diocese says the Rev Gerald Robinson remains an ordained priest and his services will follow the usual protocol...
  • Munde supporters turn violent in Beed, demand CBI probe into his death June 4, 2014

    Beed: In a surprising turn of events, the supporters of Union Minister Gopinath Munde who had gathered for his funeral in Beed, Maharashtra turned violent and torched vehicles soon after he was cremated on Wednesday afternoon. Alleging conspiracy, the zealous supporters demanded CBI inquiry into the BJP leader's death. They also gheraoed...
  • US Rapper and reality TV star Benzino shot, injured during his mother's funeral March 31, 2014

    Boston: Reality television star and rapper Benzino was shot and wounded, allegedly by his nephew, during the funeral procession for his mother outside Boston, authorities said on Sunday. Benzino, star of the VH1 show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," was driving in the procession on Route 3 on Saturday when he...
  • Funeral held for Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'wren Scott in California March 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: L'Wren Scott was mourned on Tuesday by family, friends and her longtime companion, Mick Jagger, at a small, private funeral in Los Angeles. A representative for the Rolling Stones frontman said the service was held at Hollywood Forever Funeral Home in Los Angeles. It included blessings and prayers led...
  • Nanda was an iconic actress and a very good human being: Sunny Deol March 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Expressing grief over yesteryear actress Nanda's death, veteran actors Manoj Kumar and Prem Chopra today described her as a very "down to earth person" and a "woman with no tantrums". Kumar, who had shared screen space with Nanda in films like 'Gumnaam', 'Shor' and 'Bedaag', says he is...
  • Mick Jagger arrives in Los Angeles to plan L'Wren Scott funeral March 21, 2014

    New York: Mick Jagger has started making funeral arrangements for fashion designer and celebrity stylist L'Wren (luh-REN') Scott, his longtime girlfriend. His representative said in a statement on Thursday that Jagger is in Los Angeles to be with his daughters Karis, Elizabeth, Georgia May and Jade, and his son, James. Scott died...
  • 90-year-old veteran freedom fighter Harinarayan Saini dies March 5, 2014

    Veteran freedom fighter Harinarayan Saini died on Wednesday at the age of 90. Saini, who had participated in the freedom movement, was ailing for some time.  The funeral will take place later in the day, district officials said. ...
  • Mumbai: 18 dead in stampede ahead of Bohra cleric's funeral January 18, 2014

    Eighteen people died and 60 others were injured at a stampede ahead of the funeral of spiritual leader Syedna Burhanuddin in Mumbai on Saturday. The stampede occurred in Malabar Hill area as the people had gathered to pay last respect. ...
  • Mumbai: Stampede ahead of spiritual leader's funeral, 18 dead January 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Eighteen people died and 60 others were injured at a stampede ahead of the funeral of spiritual leader Syedna Burhanuddin in Mumbai on Saturday. The stampede occurred in Malabar Hill area as the people had gathered to pay last respect. Police said the stampede happened after the gates to his...
  • 50 fall ill in Agra after feast January 10, 2014

    Around 50 people are reported to have taken ill after eating food served upon the completion of funeral rites of a villager in Malpura area, about 20 kms from here in Agra, Friday afternoon. Chief Medical Officer of Agra Dr A K Kulshreshtha said about 30 persons of Itauro village had...
  • Kolkata gangrape victim's funeral held amid political turmoil January 1, 2014

    Kolkata: The funeral of the 16yearold gangrape victim who succumbed to her injuries took place on Wednesday evening in Kolkata amid much political protests. The victim had died yesterday, after almost a week of setting herself ablaze. The gangrape and subsequent death of the victim had enraged public in the...
  • Farooq Sheikh's last rites to take place Monday evening December 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Multifaceted actor Farooq Sheikh, who died following cardiac arrest in Dubai, will be buried Monday evening, says actor and a close friend Satish Shah. Farooq died Friday evening at the age of 65. "His body will reach Mumbai airport at around 4.00 p.m. tomorrow (Monday), and the burial will take place...
  • Farooq Sheikh's body to be brought back to India for funeral December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh died of heart attack in Dubai on Saturday morning. His body will be brought back to Mumbai today for his funeral after completing the formalities in Dubai. The Indian film industry mourned the death of veteran actor Farooq Sheikh. Many Bollywood actors and directors took...
  • Fans bid tearyeyed goodbye to 'Indian Idol 2' winner Sandeep Acharya December 17, 2013

    The mortal remains of Indian Idol 2 winner Sandeep Acharya were consigned to flames at his native place in Bikaner on Monday. Family members, friends and fans bade a tearyeyed adieu to the singer who died in a private hospital in Gurgaon in Haryana at the age of 29 on...
  • Watch: Final journey of Nelson Mandela December 15, 2013

    Big guns fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road on Sunday as South Africa said goodbye for the last time to the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period. ...
  • 'End of an extraordinary journey of 95 glorious years', says Jacob Zuma at Nelson Mandela's funeral December 15, 2013

    Leaders and family members on Sunday praised South Africa's antiapartheid icon Nelson Mandela as a man and former president who united and freed his nation by embracing forgiveness and reconciliation. This is a selection of quotes from the funeral service in Mandela's southeastern childhood village of Qunu: "It is the end of...
  • Nelson Mandela laid to rest in his hometown, world bows in respect December 15, 2013

    Big guns fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road on Sunday as South Africa said goodbye for the last time to the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period. Several...
  • Watch: Nelson Mandela laid to rest in Qunu December 15, 2013

    Nelson Mandela's funeral service is going on at his hometown Qunu. Here is an exclusive look at the spot where Mandela has been laid to rest on Sunday. ...
  • With a hole in its heart, South Africa buries Nelson Mandela December 15, 2013

    Qunu: South Africa buries Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one momentous chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multiracial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central pillar. The Nobel peace laureate, who suffered 27 years in apartheid prisons before emerging...