Funeral of CPI(M) leader Harkishen Singh Surjeet on Sunday

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New Delhi, Aug 1 (UNI) The funeral of veteran CPI(M) leader Harkishen Singh Surjeet, who died in a Noida hospital this afternoon after a prolonged illness, will take place Sunday, the party headquarters said today.

The body of Surjeet will be kept at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences till Sunday morning after which it will be taken to the CPI(M) headquarters at A K Gopalan Bhavan and kept in state from 1000 hours to 1430 hrs.

The funeral will take place at 1600 hrs, a party release said.

Party headquarter sources said one of the sons of Surjeet is presently in the UK and that is why there is a ''little delay'' in the funeral.

Party leaders Prakash Karat, Sitaram Yechuri and former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral were among those who paid tributes to Surjeet at the party headquarters, where his portrait has been placed for people to pay their last respects.

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