YSR's burial to be held in Pulivendula today

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Hyderabad, Sep 4 (ANI): The last rites of the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S.Rajsekhar Reddy will be held with full state honours at his native place Pulivendula in Cuddapah district today.

According to sources the burial of the departed Chief Minister will be held at around 5 p. m. Before that the body of the Reddy will be placed at Lal Bahdur Shastri stadium to enable the public and supporters to pay the last respects, sources said.

The Andhra Pradesh Government has declared five days state mourning in honour of YSR and cancelled all the official programmes in the state and the national flag will be hoisted at half-mast.

Reddy's Bell 430 chopper went missing on Wednesday morning at about 9.35 and could only be located on Thursday morning following a night long search operation by different units of security personnel including Army's Commandos, Air Force's Sukhoi-30, and 5,000 CRPF personnel.

Reddy's chopper wreckage was discovered atop a hill about 40 nautical miles from Kurnoool town.

Along with YSR, four others-- Dr P Subramanium, the Special Secretary to the Chief Minister; ASC Wesley, Chief Security Officer and two pilots Group Captain SK Bhatia and Captain MS Reddy-died in the crash. (ANI)

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