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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.
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.
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.