KATHMANDU — Final rituals of former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala was performed in the Pashupati Aryaghat on Wednesday.
His nephew Atul Koirala has performed the final rituals according to the Hindu culture.
A Nepal Army troop offered a 13-cannon salute in his honor before the rituals.
Likewise, troop of Nepali Police provided a guard of honor at Pashupati Aryaghat when his funeral pyre was lit.
A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday had decided that he would be cremated with state honours. The government has also announced public holiday on Wednesday.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli offered his last tribute to late Koirala and draped the former PM’s body with national flag.
Earlier, the funeral procession of Koirala has begun in the Capital on Wednesday.
His mortal remains have been placed in Nepal Army’s van (Lu 1 Ga 145). Requiem was played before the funeral procession made its way out of the Stadium.
Thousands of people including NC sympathisers, civil society leaders, industrialists and relatives participated in the procession.
The procession that commenced at around 2:30 pm from the Dashrath Stadium has passed through Tripureshwor, Putalisadak, Kamalpokhari, Maitidevi and Gaushala to Pashupati Aryaghat.
Koirala (76) died of cardiac arrest at 12:50 am on Tuesday.
He served as Nepal’s 37th Prime Minister from February 2014 to October 2015.
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