Bolaria cremated with state honours

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Amritsar, Feb 18 (UNI) The mortal remains of Raminder Singh Bolaria, a ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA and former Amritsar Senior Deputy Mayor, were today consigned to flames with full state honour at the cremation ground here.

Bolaria (51), who was suffering from lever cancer for quite sometime had died on February 14 in the US where he had gone for treatment last month.

His body was flown to India by air and then brought here by road today.

Information and Public Realtion Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia received the body here on behalf of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

The body was taken to the cremation ground in a procession from his residence in Gurbaksh Nagar area.

The pyre was lit by Bolaria's son Inderbir Singh, who is a member of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation.

A large number of relatives, friends, followers and political leaders cutting across party lines, were present at the cremation.

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