Vajpayee's demise: Union Jack flies at half-mast at British High Commission

Source: ANI | Published on 18th August 2018, 12:46 PM | National News | Global News |

New Delhi: As a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Union Jack was flown at half-mast at the British High Commission in New Delhi.

The 93-year-old breather his last on Thursday at Delhi's All India Institutes of Medical Sciences.

Earlier today, the mortal remains of Vajpayee reached Smriti Sthal for the funeral. The cadaver was taken out from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, senior BJP leader LK Advani and other party members also joined the procession. Senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh and party president Rahul Gandhi also arrived at Smriti Sthal to pay their last respects to Vajpayee.

King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Sri Lanka's acting Foreign Minister Lakshman Kiriella and Nepal's Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali are also present for the funeral.

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