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PM to pay homage to Col Dhillon tomorrow

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will lead the nation in paying homage to freedom fighter and a leading member of Indian National Army Col G S Dhillon tomorrow.

Dr Singh, along with a host of dignitaries, would pay floral tributes to Col Dhillon, whose mortal remains will be kept at Deewan-E-Aam in Red Fort here.

Col G S Dhillon, a founder member and the last surviving soldier of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose's of Azad Hind Fauj, died in Gwalior on February six following a cardiac arrest after prolonged illness.

Earlier today, Delhi Pradesh Congress Congress President R B Sharma received Col Dhillon's 'asthi kalash' from Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee members at the city's border.

The mortal remains would be kept at Red Fort from morning to evening tomorrow to enable the public to pay homage, before being taken to Kiratpur in Punjab.

Considered a close associate of Netaji Col Dhillon was one of three officers put on trial by the British at Delhi's Red Fort in 1945. However, all three were acquitted.


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