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Mahajan's ashes to be immersed in Ganges

The BJP leader passed away on Wednesday, 12 days after younger brother Pravin pumped three bullets into him.

india Updated: May 05, 2006 16:18 IST

The ashes of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan would be immersed in holy rivers across the country, including Ganga, Brahmaputra and Godavari.

The ashes of Mahajan, who was cremated on Thursday, were collected from the Shivaji Park cremation ground on Friday morning by son Rahul, brother-in-law Gopinath Munde, BJP National Secretary Vijay Goel and state party leaders.

An urn containing the ashes has been kept at the state party headquarters at Nariman Point in Mumbai to enable the party activists and workers to pay their respects, Goel said.

He said some ashes would be immersed at Ban Ganga near Malabar Hill in Mumbai later on Friday, while another urn would be brought to Delhi soon.

Mahajan's ashes would be immersed at holy places, including the Ganges at Haridwar, Varanasi and Garhmukhteshwar, Brahmaputra in Assam and Godavari at Nasik, he said.

The BJP leader succumbed to bullet wounds on Wednesday evening, 12 days after his younger brother Pravin pumped three bullets into him at his Mumbai residence.