Harkishan Singh Surjeet to be cremated
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Veteran Marxist leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet, who died after a prolonged illness on Friday, will be cremated in the national capital on Sunday.
The funeral will take place at Nigambodh Ghat at 5 pm, the CPI(M) said on Saturday.
Surjeetís body will be kept at his 8 Teen Murti Lane residence from 7 to 9.30 am from where it will be taken to the CPI(M) headquarters so that people can pay their last respects to the departed leader.
The funeral procession from the CPI(M) office will start at 3 pm. The 92-year-old Marxist leader breathed his last on Friday at a hospital in neighbouring Noida.
Many leaders continued to visit Surjeetís residence on Saturday to pay their last respects to him. Chief Ministers Mayawati (Uttar Pradesh), V S Achutanandan (Kerala), Prakash Singh Badal (Punjab), Union Sports Minister M S Gill and CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat were among them.
Senior CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat, Akali Dalís S S Dhindsa and several party activists, friends and relatives also visited the residence.
Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Yuxi, CPI National Secretary D Raja and BSPís Satish Chandra Mishra came to the CPI(M) office and paid floral tributes at the portrait of Surjeet.