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Gopinath Munde’s body being flown to his native place for funeral

LiveMint logoLiveMint 04-06-2014 PTI

Mumbai: Gopinath Munde’s body is being flown to his native place in Beed district of Marathwada for cremation later on Tuesday.

Munde’s body which was flown from Delhi on Monday evening and was kept outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office overnight, before a brief halt at his Worli residence, was put in an ambulance which drove to the airport.

From Mumbai airport the body is being flown to Latur airstrip and from there it will be taken to Munde’s native place Parli, 70 km from Latur. His body will be kept for antim darshan at Parli from 9am onwards and the funeral will take place after 2pm.

His daughter Pankaja, a BJP MLA, is expected to perform the last rites. Munde leaves behind wife and three daughters. The funeral will take place in the grounds of the Vaijnath Sugar Factory at Pangri village which Munde owned.

The 64-year-old BJP veteran died after a road accident in Delhi on Monday, a week after taking over as Union rural development minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet.

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