• Short Summary

    TROOPS WITH ARMS REVERSED ESCORTED THE GUN CARRIAGE CARRYING MR SHASHTRI'S ASHES THROUGH THE STREETS OF DELHI YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description


    CORTAGE THROUGH DELHI STREETS, SHASHTRI'S ELDEST SON WITH URN, MRS INDIRA GANDHI AND PRESIDENT RADHAKRISHNAN, ACTING PRIME MINISTER NANDA, AMONG THE MOURNERS, URN PUT ON FUNERAL TRAIN.




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    Background: TROOPS WITH ARMS REVERSED ESCORTED THE GUN CARRIAGE CARRYING MR SHASHTRI'S ASHES THROUGH THE STREETS OF DELHI YESTERDAY (MONDAY). ThE ELDEST SON OF THE LATE PRIME MINISTER, HARI KRISHAN CARRIED THE URN CONTAINING THE ASHES FROM THE GUN CARRIAGE TO THE FUNERAL TRAIN WAITING TO TRAVEL TO ALLAHABAD FOR TODAY'S CEREMONY.

    AMONG THE OFFICIAL MOURNERS IN THE CORTAGE WERE THE NEW INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, PRESIDENT RADHAKRISHNAN AND the OUTGOING CARETAKER PRIME MINISTER, MR NANDA.

    THE ASHES WERE SCATTERED ON THE RIVER GANGES TODAY. MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE SPREAD ALONG THE BANKS OF THE SACRED RIVER FOR THE CEREMONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA20Z3OXXWJPQ2JYFRPIFXI3KWK
    Media URN:
    VLVA20Z3OXXWJPQ2JYFRPIFXI3KWK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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