Bommai laid to rest

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Hubli, Oct 12 (UNI) The mortal remains of former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Janata parivar leader S R Bommai, was laid to rest at his farm here today.

A large number of people made a beeline to the burial site to pay homage to the departed leader.

The cortege reached the city last night after traversing through Haveri, Hulguru, Kamdolli, Shirur and Kundagol, where he started and pursued his political career.

People paid floral tributes to the departed leader as the funeral procession wended its way which started from his residence, where the body was kept to enable public to pay their last respects.

Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna, Janata Dal (United) National President Sharad Yadav, State JD(U) president B Somashekhar, BJP leaders Anantkumar, Prahlad Joshi, Jagadish Shettar, Leader of the Opposition in the State Council H K Patil, former JD(S) ministers Basavaraj Horatti, M P Prakash and Congress leader R V Deshpande, were among those, who paid their respects at the residence of the late leader.

The last rites were performed in the presence of several seers and his son Basavaraj Bommai. The body was laid to rest beside the monument of his wife Gangamma Bommai.

UNI

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