Dada JP Vaswani laid to rest with state honours

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The spiritual leader, who was admitted to a private hospital a few days ago for treatment of age related ailments, breathed his last on Thursday morning, according to the Mission’s Twitter statement. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

The spiritual leader, who was admitted to a private hospital a few days ago for treatment of age related ailments, breathed his last on Thursday morning, according to the Mission’s Twitter statement. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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The mortal remains of the Sindhi spiritual leader were consigned to flames amid full state honours. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

The mortal remains of the Sindhi spiritual leader were consigned to flames amid full state honours. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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Thousands of followers were slowly walking along with the truck holding placards carrying ‘Parampujya Dada Amar rahe’ messages. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Thousands of followers were slowly walking along with the truck holding placards carrying ‘Parampujya Dada Amar rahe’ messages. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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LK Advani, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader; Pratibha Patil, former president and her husband B Shekhawat, who frequently visited the mission, arrived early afternoon on Friday and witnessed the last rites of Dada Vaswani. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

LK Advani, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader; Pratibha Patil, former president and her husband B Shekhawat, who frequently visited the mission, arrived early afternoon on Friday and witnessed the last rites of Dada Vaswani. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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Spiritual leaders from different religions at the funeral of Dada Vaswani at Sadhu Vaswani Mission. “I am grateful for his love for me and the entire Christian community. We pray that everyone will follow the path showed by Dada and live in harmony and peace,” said Poona Diocese Bishop Thomas Dabre. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Spiritual leaders from different religions at the funeral of Dada Vaswani at Sadhu Vaswani Mission. “I am grateful for his love for me and the entire Christian community. We pray that everyone will follow the path showed by Dada and live in harmony and peace,” said Poona Diocese Bishop Thomas Dabre. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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The spiritual leader’s body was taken out in a procession starting from the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, and traversed through prominent localities like, Council Hall, Poona Club, Quarter Gate, Irwin road, Babajan chowk, MG road, Nehru Memorial Hall and Shanti Kunj, before returning to the Sadhu Vaswani Mission. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

The spiritual leader’s body was taken out in a procession starting from the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, and traversed through prominent localities like, Council Hall, Poona Club, Quarter Gate, Irwin road, Babajan chowk, MG road, Nehru Memorial Hall and Shanti Kunj, before returning to the Sadhu Vaswani Mission. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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Girish Bapat (R), Pune guardian minister, at the funeral of Dada Vaswani at Sadhu Vaswani Mission in Pune. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Girish Bapat (R), Pune guardian minister, at the funeral of Dada Vaswani at Sadhu Vaswani Mission in Pune. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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Vaswani’s body was kept for final darshan at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission for a day for followers, who had come from Mumbai, Thane and other parts of the country, to pay their respects. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Vaswani’s body was kept for final darshan at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission for a day for followers, who had come from Mumbai, Thane and other parts of the country, to pay their respects. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 10:35 PM IST

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