A galaxy of eminent personalities including singer Usha Uthup, writer Sunil Gangopadhyay, Dibyendu Palit, Nabanita Deb Sen, poet Joy Goswami and painter Shuvaprasanna were among the processionists. An all-faith prayer was organised near Gandhi's statue.
"This is a national mourning. So many lives were lost. We have gathered here at the call of Mamata Banerjee," Goswami said at the beginning of the prayers. Deb Sen demanded punishment for those responsible for the loss of lives.