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Thackeray's ashes to be immersed at Kanyakumari

IANS  Thiruvananthapuram, November 26, 2012
First Published: 19:08 IST(26/11/2012) | Last Updated: 19:11 IST(26/11/2012)

The ashes of Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray will arrive in Thiruvananthapuram Tuesday and would be taken in a procession for immersion at Kanyakumari, a party statement said.

Thackeray died in Mumbai on November 17 and was cremated a day later.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Kerala unit of the Shiv Sena said Thackeray's ashes would be taken over from party legislator Dipak Sawant by state leader MS Bhuvendran at the airport around 9 am.

From there the ashes would be placed in a special vehicle which would stop for a while in the capital city for allowing people to pay their respects, the statement said.

The ashes would be handed over to Tamil Nadu unit chief on the border before being taken to Kanyakumari for immersion, it said.

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