Thursday, September 3, 2009

ys rajasekhar reddy funeral

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi arrived in Hyderabad on Friday morning and paid tribute to late ysr's supporters
Supporters of y s r reddy gather to pay tributes after his body is brought back to Hyderabad.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister y s rajasekhara reddy, who died in an air crash on Wednesday.

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi accompanied Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi for ysr's funeral. Several Congress chief minters also paid homage to rajasekhara reddy.

The leaders, who flew in from New Delhi, reached the chief minister's camp office in Begumpet and paid their floral tributes to the mortal remains of ysr, as the chief minister was popularly known.

ys rajasekhar reddy funeral

Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi laid wreaths on the body. They consoled ysr's wife Vijayalakshmi, son Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, daughter Sharmila and other family members. The leaders, who were accompanied by nearly a dozen central ministers, also wrote their condolence messages in a book.

Andhra Pradesh Governor Narayan Dutt Tiwari and central ministers including P Chidambaram, AK Antony, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Praful Patel, Salman Khursheed, Prithvi Raj Chauhan and Veerappa Moily paid their last respects.

ys rajasekhar reddy funeral

The last rites of Reddy will be held with full state honours at his native place Pulivendula in Cuddapah district on Friday.

Prior to it, the his body will be kept in state at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium till about 1 pm, allowing the general public and the political leadership to pay their last homage. It will then be flown to his native village in Cuddapah district for final rites.

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