Last Rites

  • 85-year-old former Congress MLA Bapu Singh Damor passes away August 14, 2013

    Former minister and ex-MLA Bapu Singh Damor passed away in Ahmedabad on Tuesday after a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 85. Damor was elected as a Congress MLA from Jhabua seat for the sixth time and had also served as minister of state in then Madhya Pradesh Chief...
  • Amethi: Rahul Gandhi attends last rites of IAF officer killed in chopper crash June 29, 2013

    Amethi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday arrived in Amethi and met the family members of IAF officer Akhilesh Kumar Singh who died in Tuesday's chopper crash in Uttarakhand. The Congress Vice President and local MP arrived at Fursatganj airport in the afternoon and drove to Pure Nago village under Deeh...
  • Rituparno Ghosh's last rites performed as Kolkata bids tearful goodbye May 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Maverick filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh's mortal remains were consigned to flames on Thursday night as a tearful city bade farewell to a person credited for ushering in a new wave in Bengali cinema. A team of Kolkata Police accorded gun salute to the filmmaker, whose last rites were done at...
  • 'Police pushed for early cremation of Delhi braveheart' December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi Police "forced" the family of the 23-year-old gang-rape victim to cremate her body before sunrise after she was flown here from Singapore early on Sunday, a local BJP leader alleged. "The family members refused to cremate the body before sunrise. But they where forced by the police to...
  • Delhi braveheart's mother collapses December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The distraught mother of the 23-year-old braveheart, who succumbed to her massive injuries on Saturday that she had suffered during the brutal gangrape on December 16, collapsed and was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital after her daughter's body was taken away for last rites. "As soon as the body was...
  • What's the legacy left behind by Bal Thackeray November 18, 2012

    Mumbai came to a virtual standstill on Sunday as Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray was laid to rest. ...
  • Mumbai shuts down, bids farewell to Bal Thackeray November 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai came to a virtual standstill on Sunday as Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, a Hindutva mascot and flagbearer of Marathi pride, was laid to rest and lakhs of mourners joined the Marathi leader's grieving family to bid him a tearful farewell. A sea of people, unprecedented in recent...
  • India's first NSA Brajesh Mishra's last rites on October 1 September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The last rites of Brajesh Mishra, the country's first National Security Adviser who died in New Delhi following a heart ailment, will be held on Monday. His mortal remains will be consigned to flames at the Lodhi Road Crematorium at 11 am on Monday, a close relative of...
  • Bollywood's A-listers skip AK Hangal's funeral August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: AK Hangal had worked with most of Bollywood's top stars during his lifetime; yet after his death, they failed to show up for his last rites. Hangal passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2012. The man who immortalised the character of Rahim Chacha in 'Sholay' lived a solitary...
  • Massive crowds bid farewell to Vilasrao at Latur August 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Union Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's last rites were performed in his native village in Latur on Wednesday. Thousands of people including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chief Sonia Gandhi attended the funeral. The state government has declared a three-day mourning for Vilasrao who was...
  • Nation bids emotional farewell to Rajesh Khanna July 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Hundreds of emotional fans and industry professionals bid their last adieu to Bollywood's greatest romantic hero Rajesh Khanna whose last rites were performed by his family at Mumbai's Vile Parle crematorium amid pouring rain on Thursday. In a nostalgic flashback to the 70s when Khanna was at the top of...
  • Shammi Kapoor's last rites conclude in Mumbai August 15, 2011

    New Delhi: The legendary Shammi Kapoor's last rites just concluded in Mumbai. The who's who of Bollywood were seen there -- apart from the famous Kapoor family members. Bollywood had mourned the death of the actor who had this infectious energetic charm about him. Politicians, actors and fans united in grief...
  • Communal bond: Muslims cremate Kashmir Pandit September 25, 2010

    Srinagar: A Muslim family has shown how communal bonds can remain intact even in times of strife in the Kashmir valley. They conducted the last rites for their neighbour a Kashmiri Pandit. The tragedy brought out the best in them. Muslim locals in downtown Chinkral Mohalla braved the curfew to...
  • In pics: Fans gather to bid adieu to Michael July 1, 2009

    Jackson's body will buried on his beloved Neverland ranch on Friiday. ...
  • Family fights with son-in-law for NRI daughter's body June 4, 2009

    Thrissur: The Kerala High Court has come to the aid of a mother whose daughter died in the UK more than two months ago. Lilly Francis wanted to bring home her daughter Mini's body for burial but Mini's husband was against it. But the Kerala HC has now ordered that...
  • UK court to review open-air pyre funeral law March 26, 2009

    London: The London High Court is currently reviewing a law that prohibits open-air funeral pyres. If it allows open air funeral pyres, the 1.5 million British Hindus in the UK will have a choice of conducting their last rites in the open, instead of in indoor public crematoriums. For...
  • Family refuses to perform last rites for AIDS victim May 18, 2008

    New Delhi: It is a tragic situation in India that AIDS patients, in addition to having to deal with the disease, also often have to bear with being shunned by family and friends due to the stigma attached to the disease. Shockingly, a woman in Latur has been shunned after her...
  • Capital denies last rites to toddlers April 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Shantanu Sharma is still coming to terms with his 15-month-old nephew Raghav's death. As he walks towards Raghav's grave he tries not let his grief douse his anger> Raghav died due to natural causes last Thursday. The anger began to set in when the family went to eight crematoriums...