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Pix: Andhra Pradesh pays homage to YSR

Last updated on: September 4, 2009 

Andhra Pradesh pays homage to YSR

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Thousands of mourners today swarmed the city to bid a tearful adieu to the late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy on his final journey to his native Kadapa district.

The body of the ex-chief minister, the man who revived the Congress party's fortunes in Andhra Pradesh in 2004 after a 10-year hiatus, will be laid to rest in his hometown of Pulivendula in Kadapa at 5 pm today.

Text: PTI


Image: The funeral procession from CM camp office to L B stadium in Hyderabad
Photographs: Snaps India
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 The last journey began from his house in Begumpet after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and top Congress leaders paid homage and placed wreaths on his body.


Image: Jagan Reddy, son of the late YSR

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Union ministers P Chidambaram, A K Antony, V Veerappa Moily, Prithviraj Chavan, AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi besides Chief Ministers Sheila Dixit, Ashok Gehlot and several senior political leaders consoled the late leaders' family members.

Image: Sonia Gandhi on her way to pay tributes

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Wrapped in Tri-colour and kept in a bedecked open armytruck, the body was taken first to Gandhi Bhavan -- the state
headquarters of the Congress -- in Nampally.


Image: Huge crowds thronged on the way of procession

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