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Spiritual leader Dada Vaswani cremated with state honours

IANS  |  Pune 

The mortal remains of Sindhi spiritual Dada J. P. were cremated with state honours at Mission (SVM) here on Friday evening, an said.

Dada Vaswani, 99, passed away on Thursday morning following a brief illness, barely three weeks ahead of his 100th birthday on August 2.

Earlier, many thousands of people from different religions thronged the SVM to pay their last respects to the departed leader, revered as an of peace.

Among the dignitaries who paid their homage to Dada included former and

The ex-was seen comforting an emotional Advani as they both sat besides Dada Vaswani's body for some time while devotional songs were rendered in the background.

Several prominent Sindhi personalities, businessmen, realtors, industrialists from and other countries came down to bid adieu to the departed

Dada Vaswani's nephew, Kumar Vaswani, rushed from the US to join the funeral, besides certain other relatives.

On Friday morning, Dada Vaswani's body, draped in the National Tricolour, was taken out in an open truck procession from the to different localities of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad to enable a last 'darshan' to his admirers.

The procession traversed through prominent localities like Council Call, Poona Club, Quarter Gate, Irwin Road, Babajan Chowk, MG Road, and Shanti Kunj, where thousands of grieving bid their last farewell.

Most areas from where the funeral procession passed observed a spontaneous shutdown as a mark of respect.



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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:24 IST