Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh was cremated at the Narora Ghat in Bulandshahr on Monday afternoon with senior leaders, party workers and a large number of local people congregating at Bansi Ghat in Bulandshahr’s Narora town for the last rites.
The funeral procession began at 9 am from the Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar Stadium in Lucknow and went via Atrauli, Dibai. Rajveer Singh lit his father’s pyre at the funeral attended by senior BJP leaders, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Earlier, the mortal remains of the BJP leader, which were kept at Ahilya Bai Holkar stadium in Aligarh, were brought to Atrauli, where his native village Madholi is situated. From here former UP CM's body will be taken to Rajghat.
The two-time CM, who had also been the Rajasthan Governor, died at a Lucknow hospital on Saturday after spending weeks in the ICU. A Hindutva icon, Singh was the Uttar Pradesh chief minister when ‘Kar sevaks” demolished the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.