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Vajpayee's Ashes Immersed in Haridwar Amid Chants of 'Atalji Amar Rahen'; Yogi, Amit Shah Attend

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya carried the urn through the surging crowds to Brahmakund (Har ki Pairi) where it was later immersed in the Ganga amid elaborate rituals performed by ‘Teerth purohits’.

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Updated:August 19, 2018, 5:58 PM IST
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Vajpayee's Ashes Immersed in Haridwar Amid Chants of 'Atalji Amar Rahen'; Yogi, Amit Shah Attend
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya and son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya immerse his ashes in the Ganga at Har ki Pauri, in Haridwar. (PTI Photo)
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Haridwar: A huge crowd converged at Har ki Pauri on Sunday to bid final farewell to their beloved leader and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as his ashes were immersed in the Ganga by family members in the presence of top BJP leaders.

Top party leaders, including BJP president Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his Uttarakhand counterpart Trivendra Singh Rawat, his adopted daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya and other family members of Vajpayee were present as the urn carrying his ashes was emptied into the river amid chanting of vedic hymns.

A platform had been especially raised at Brahmakund below the stairs leading into the river where the rituals were performed. Earlier a sea of humanity followed the flower bedecked truck that carried Vajpayee's urn through the narrow 2 km stretch in reverence to the departed leader.

The convoy started from Bhalla college ground and went to Har ki Pairi with a host of party leaders and family members in attendance. People were also seen standing on the balconies and rooftops to witness the slow passage of the convoy carrying the urn through overcrowded streets.

Vajpayee's son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya carried the urn through the surging crowds to Brahmakund (Har ki Pairi) where it was later immersed in the Ganga amid elaborate rituals performed by ‘Teerth purohits’ (priests) and the cries of "Atal Ji Amar Rahein" rent the air.

The rituals lasted around 20 minutes as a huge crowd waited at the ghats on either side of the river to witness the process in total reverence.

(With PTI inputs)

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| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
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