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Funeral with full military honours

india Updated: Jun 27, 2008 15:01 IST

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Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who died early Friday morning, would be accorded a funeral with full military honours, a defence spokesman said.

Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lt General ML Naidu, and a Tamil Nadu Minister would be attending the funeral, he said.

The body was taken to the residence of Manekshaw from the Military Hospital in Wellington in the morning to perform religious rites as per Parsi customs.

The body will be brought to Madras Regiment Centre (MRC) and would be kept for two hours from 11 am for the public to pay their homage. Full military honours would be provided during the period, he said.

Later the cortege would leave the MRC for the Parsi funeral ground at Udhagamandalm.
The last rites would be a purely private affair during which only family members will be allowed, the spokesman said.