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Background: The funeral took place on the 11th March. His body lay in state in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
He was buried in the Farkasret cemetery, in Buda. Tens of thousands accompanied him on his last journey; members of the government, party leaders and many foreign personalities of the musical and cultural life.
Pal Ilka, minister of culture and Pal Ruzsnyak, President of the Academy, delivered speeches at the funeral of the great son of the nation.