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    Funeral of Prime Minister of India Lal Shastri.

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    New Delhi, India.

    SV. Mrs Lalita Shastri wife of the late Indian Prime Minister Lal Shastri and her eldest son Hari Krishna sitting beside the body of Mr Shastri. GV. Crowds struggling to get closer to the body. SV. Indian men and women, some with wreaths. SV. The Russian representatives with Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin on right of picture. SCU. Mr Gulzari Lal Nanda the new Prime Minister of India. SV. Priests and mourners. GV. Band leading the cortege through Kingsway. GV. Members of the armed forces in cortege. GV. The cortege with the gun carriage now in sight. GV. The gun carriage with the male members of the Shastri family riding in a truck in front of the gun carriage. SV. The gun carriage carrying the body going past camera. GV. As the cortege goes away from camera followed by masses of mourners. SV. "Shanti Ghat" group of people including the President of India Dr Radhakrishanan on the left in white. Next to him is the Vice President Dr Zakir Hussain. Behind them, seated on the right, is Earl Louis Mountbatten, Admiral of the Fleet with his daughter Lady Pamela Hicks. SCU. Lady Pamela and Earl Mountbatten. SCU. Mr George Brown and another man. GV. The crowds at the Shanti Ghat. SV. The body being carried on stretcher past camera. SV. The body being carried up onto the raised platform where the cremation will take place. GV. Crowd. SV. Sandalwood being placed around the body - three shots. SV. Rifle salute being fired. SV. Mr Shastri's son Hari Krishna lighting the fire. GV. The pyre on the raised platform beginning to burn. SV. Ghee being tipped onto the pyre as Hari Krishna walks around. GV. The pyre.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:50:00 / 01:30:33:00

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