Atal Bihari Vajpayee funeral: Former prime minister's last journey begins; Narendra Modi walks behind cortege

New Delhi: Thousands of people on Friday joined the funeral procession of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Prime Minister Narendra Modi walking behind the cortege.

BJP chief Amit Shah, several union ministers and party leaders also walked sombrely behind the cortege as it made its way to the Rashtriya Smirti Sthal where the last rites would be performed.

File image of Narendra Modi at Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral procession. Reuters

File image of Narendra Modi at Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral procession. Reuters

Vajpayee, 93, passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday evening after a prolonged illness.

A huge crowd of people showered petals at the funeral procession and jostled to get a glimpse of the former prime minister.

Follow live updates on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral here.


Updated Date: Aug 17, 2018 15:33 PM

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